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SPRING 2001 


Message from the President 2 

Governor Proclaims Lasell Day 3 

College Celebrates Founder's Day 3 

New Trustees Elected, Board Appointed 3 

People at Lasell 4 

Campus Update 7 

Yamawaki Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary . . 8 

Lasell Village 10 

College Sports 12 

Heritage Society 14 

Annual Fund 15 

Alumni News and Events 16 

Athletic Calendar 20 

Lasell 1 50 Supplement 21 

Class Notes 


Lasell College has been selected as the site 
for a two-day national conference in October, 
2001. Tentatively titled "Communities for 
Aging Redefined: Planning for Leisure and 
Work, Health and Satisfaction," the conference 
will address service-oriented housing 
for an aging population. Lasell Village will 
collaborate with Chellis Silva Associates of 
Wellesley Hills, MA in presenting the confer- 
ence, which will be funded by a Farnsworth 
Trust grant. The program will be sponsored by 
the New England Gerontological Association 
of Durham, NH, a non-profit training and edu- 
cational organization. In prior years this con- 
ference has been held at Harvard University. **- 



PERMIT NO. 51347 

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Lasell College 

NEWTON, MA 02466-2716 
























A Conversation with James M. Ostrow, Ph.D. 



doesn't mince words. 

"I see a big problem in edu- 
cation at all levels today. We 
need to find ways to engage 
students in seeing the learning 
experience as more than a 
means to the end — a degree 
and a well-paying career — or 
what John Dewey calls some- 
thing 'received and left 
behind/" he maintains. "Our 
challenge as educators is to 
make education matter in a 

Lasell Academic 
Vice President, 
James M. Ostrow, 

lasting way, and to have it endure as something 
rich and valuable." To do otherwise, Dr. Ostrow 
believes, is to provide "an education lacking in 
depth and coherence that results in student-as- 
consumer, an intellectually passive receiver of 
ready-made gifts." 

Like a determined Don Quixote, Dr. Ostrow' s 
commitment to inspiring students with a love of 
learning goes well beyond Ivory Tower rhetoric. 
Passionate about the subject and the charge, he 


continued on page 2 


recently announced the receipt of a $125,000 
grant from the Davis Educational Found- 
ation for the planned RoseMary B. Fuss 
Teaching and Learning Center for Faculty. 

The Center has been named to honor generous 
benefactor and Trustee RoseMary B. Fuss, and will 
be housed in Brennan Library. 

continued on page 19 


new degree-granting programs to its 

The programs will be implemented following 
submission to and approval of the curricula by 
the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. 

Sport Management: Designed to prepare stu- 
dents for positions in management in the sports 
industry, this program combines core business 
classes in financial accounting, marketing, and 
the legal environment of business with industry 

continued on page 5 

Congressman Barney Frank and President Thomas E.J. 
de Witt celebrate "Lasell College Day" throughout the 
Commonwealth, as declared by Massachusetts 
Governor Paul Cellucci. (See story on page 3) 

• In the last three 
years Lasell has seen 
the number of appli- 
cants for admission triple, from just over 
600 to more than 1800. 

• In the last two years, overall enrollment has 
climbed 20%, and the College anticipates 
continued growth in the coming two-year 

•Late in November the College began con- 
struction of the first of a possible four build- 
ings on Bragdon Hill. The building will 
serve as a residence hall for 56-60 students. 



Facing — and Addressing— the Academic Challenges 

retention significantly improved, and the number of academic offerings continuing to expand. 
We now begin the process of preparing a Self-Study in anticipation of our reaccreditation visit 
in 2002 from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 

This Self-Study gives us an opportunity to 
evaluate how we are doing, what we could be 
doing better, and where we see ourselves going. 
We will be looking at the institution as a whole, 
but if we intend to continue to improve our profile 
in the academic community, we must focus on 
whether an education at Lasell ultimately pre- 
pares our students for the world of work. In other 
words, how are we teaching, how are students 
learning, and what competencies are they leaving 
with at graduation? 

The heart and soul of any institution of higher 
education is its academic foundation. Last fall, in a 
move to strengthen Lasell' s academic position, the 
College was reorganized into three schools: the 
School of Allied Health, the School of Arts & 
Sciences, and the School of Business and Infor- 
mation Technology. There are now three Asso- 
ciate Deans, one for each school, who report 
directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. 

In order to attract and retain better and 
brighter students, Lasell has also invested energy 

and resources into hiring additional full-time 
faculty, making faculty salaries more competitive, 
revising the core curriculum, developing an hon- 
ors program, and expanding program offerings. 
This year, the State approved new degree pro- 
grams in Sport Management, Computer Science, 
and Management Information Systems. Because 
we are market-driven, it is not unusual that some 
of our programs expand while others diminish. 
The number of applications we receive for the 
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program 
continues to drop precipitously and as a result the 
Board has voted to close it. With this closing the 
College has essentially completed its full transi- 
tion to baccalaureate status, with the Physical 
Therapist Assistant (PTA) program the only 
remaining two-year program, representing fewer 
than 2% of the student body. 

The academic challenges that we continue to 
face include: an assessment and enhancement of 
the connected learning component of the curricu- 
lum, a more comprehensive academic advising 

program, and a review of the curriculum to allow 
for double majors, additional program-specific 
electives, and more flexibility for transfer 

The next frontier for Lasell will most likely be 
graduate degrees. Our first venture will be a 
Master of Science in Management, with a specialty 
in Elder Care Services and Marketing — building 
on the success of Lasell Village, which will 
become its connected learning site. Our goal is 
clearly to do what we do well. We have taken 
many risks over the past decade and a half, but 
most have reaped great benefits for Lasell. There 
are not many other small, private colleges that can 
tell a better story while growing fiscally stronger 
every year. As we reach the milestone of our 150th 
birthday, we all have a lot to celebrate! «*■ 





has lived it, experienced it, written about it, and 
crusaded for it, throughout his distinguished 
career as an educator and administrator. 

His vision and goal are simple and powerful. 
"The college graduate must be career-minded as 
well as literate and analytical; concerned about 
social justice and fairness; well versed in the meth- 
ods and contents of academic disciplines; and 
committed to a life of inquiry and discovery as 
well as accomplished in day-to-day academics. 
The student should experience the relevance of 
course-based learning to his or her formation of 
an individual identity and view of life," he says. 

As a former classroom instructor at institu- 
tions that include Wheelock College, Northeastern 
University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, 
Boston University, and Bentley College; then later 
as the director of Bentley College's Service- 
Learning Center and chair of Bentley 7 s Behavioral 
Sciences Department, and most recently — since 
1998 — as director of academic affairs at 
Pennsylvania State University, Fayette campus, 
Dr. Ostrow has been on his own journey of learn- 
ing and discovery in the corridors of academia. 

He has found his true career niche, he says, 
in education administration, where he can help 
"shape an institution into a vehicle for enriching 
educational experiences." But he came to it cir- 
cuitously, he admits. "In high school I was inter- 
ested in the philosophy of education, and got into 
reading and thinking about what was wrong and 
what was right with schools." 

Although his focus was initially in education 
(a B.A. degree from lohnston College, University 
of Redlands, an M.Ed, degree from the School of 
Education at Boston University), Dr. Ostrow was 
lured away by what he read and studied in the 
realm of philosophy in the social world. He 
segued into sociology (a Ph.D. from Boston 
University) and his work, particularly during his 
Bentley College days, where he directed the ser- 
vice learning program, pointed him once again 
into thinking about the philosophy of education. 

"Before, I really never thought of administra- 
tion as a way to inspire and shape change," he 
admits. "I always thought of management as 'the 
other side.' But nothing could be less true, espe- 
cially if you approach the challenges first as an 

His role at Lasell, Dr. Ostrow explains, will 
hinge on inspiring imagination and collaboration. 
"I see my job as one that generates enthusiasm 
among faculty, students, and staff for innovative 
thinking within the context of both the mission 
and fiscal reality of the College." As academic vice 
president, Dr. Ostrow will be an amalgam of 
cheer-leader, designer, draftsman, sociologist, 
philosopher, teacher, and leader. 

He also likes the fact that academic programs 
at Lasell College are organized into three schools 
of study (the School of Arts and Sciences, the 
School of Business and Information Technology, 
and the School of Allied Health), each of which 
operates under an associate dean who reports 

directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. 
'The administrative structure provides the oppor- 
tunity for greater collaboration and decision-mak- 
ing where we can all reflect together on whaf s 
best for our students and for the institution," he 

"Lasell has all the right components for mak- 
ing education a process of rich engagement for 
students and faculty under its important principle 
of connected learning," says Dr. Ostrow. "I want 
to work with faculty toward taking this principle 
as far as it can go — seeking out ways for students 
to really produce meaningful, valued work as part 
of the 'learning experience.' This means centering 
the learning experience on creative, project- 
focused activity — such as community service- 
learning, or actual, presentable research — things 
Lasell has already begun and we can continue to 
explore and develop." 

In his mind's eye, Dr. Ostrow sees project 
focused education as playing an even larger role 
than it already does at Lasell. "We are about 
students being successful in careers in a richer 
way," he says. "We can move into realizing fully 
a Lasell education centered upon students being 
creative and learning by doing, inside the class- 
room and out. We will be looking at developing 
forums for students to present and share what 
they learn via symposia and conferences that 
showcase their accomplishments." 

continued on page 19 



SPRING 2001 

College Builds Region's Largest Banana 
Split to Celebrate 150th Anniversary 



with its rousing Founder's Day festivities, on Monday, November 13, 2000, at the College's 

Athletic Center. 

which contained a wide variety of College memora- 
bilia. Pre-schoolers from Lasell College's Holway 
Child Study Centers surrounded a big birthday cake, 
to sing "Happy Birthday," and blow out the candles. 
Residents of Lasell Village, the continuing care retire- 
ment community the College created and runs, were 
also in attendance. 

The delectable ice cream dessert was the largest 
banana split ever built in the region. (The Guinness 
Book of Records lists only the largest in the world.) 
The sensational split was constructed in one of Lasell 
College's newly refurbished "war canoes," a hand- 
some Indian-style nine-person canoe used for racing 
on the Charles River by students in an ongoing tradi- 
tion begun in 1882. 

With its founding in 1851, Lasell College estab- 
lished itself as the oldest two-year college for women 
in the country and the third oldest higher education 
institution in the Boston area, after Harvard and 
Boston University. Today, Lasell College is a flour- 
ishing four-year, coeducational institution with a 
booming, full-time enrollment of 820 — a 28-year 
high, a resident population that has doubled in three 
years, and a $15 million capital campaign that has 
met and exceeded its goal more than half a year 
before its deadline. 

For more photos visit our Founder's Day page on 
the Web at *»■ 

President de Witt accepts a birthday card for the College 
from students at Lasell's Holway Child Study Centers. 

Making the celebration official "Lasell 
College Day" throughout the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, was a signed proclamation by 
Governor Paul Cellucci. Kick-off activities included 
the unveiling of the region's largest banana split, and 
a 200-foot submarine sandwich which Lasell stu- 
dents, faculty, staff, and friends shared with visiting 
local dignitaries, including U.S. Congressman 
Barney Frank, Newton Mayor David Cohen, 
Newton Alderman D. Pauline Bryson, and members 
of the College's administration and its trustees. 

During the festivities, Lasell students showcased 
a time capsule to be buried in the new Winslow Hall, 


The text for Governor Cellucci's proclamation declaring Lasell College Day 
in the Commonwealth on November 13, 2000 reads: 

Proclamation By His Excellency 

Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci 

November, 2000 

WHEREAS: Celebrating its 150th Anniversary in 2000, Lasell College has created a legacy that 
includes many firsts in the field of education; and 

WHEREAS: Lasell College, once the oldest junior college for women in the United States, has 
brought to the New England region a rich heritage of innovative education; and 

WHEREAS: Offering a compelling vision of institutional rebirth, Lasell College has transformed 
itself from a two-year women's college into a thriving independent, coeducational, 
four-year liberal arts college that today enjoys its highest enrollment in twenty years; 

WHEREAS: Lasell College emphasizes market-sensitive academic innovations such as connected 
learning, providing a professionally oriented liberal arts curriculum that integrates 
classroom theory with real life experience to prepare graduates for success in their 
chosen career paths; and 

WHEREAS: Edward Lasell, a professor of chemistry at Williams College, came to Auburndale 
to realize his dreams of establishing a female seminary where young women could 
receive an education in classics, natural sciences, art, literature and music; and 

WHEREAS: Lasell has embraced a tradition that honors the past, celebrates the present, and 
embraces the future, continuing a legacy of academic excellence and innovation; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ARGEO PAUL CELLUCCI, Governor of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim November 13, 2000 as 


and urge the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and 
participate fittingly in its observance. 

The Dorothy H. Taylor War Canoe was transformed 
into the "world's largest banana split." 

Carefully sheathed in nine-mil plastic, 
the ingredients for Lasell's spectacular 
banana split included: 

• 100 pounds of dry ice 

• 300 gallons of ice cream (chocolate, 
vanilla, and strawberry) 

• 80 pounds of bananas 

• 100 pounds of chocolate topping 

• 100 pounds of pineapple topping 

• 100 pounds of strawberry topping 

• 10 pounds of chopped walnuts 

• 10 pounds of jimmies 

• 4 gallons of maraschino cherries 

The giant submarine sandwich included: 

• 200 feet of braided bread 

• 60 pounds of turkey 

• 60 pounds of ham 

• 60 pounds of tuna salad 

• 30 pounds of pickle spears 

• 10 pounds of olives 

• 20 pounds of potato chips 

New Trustees 
and Overseers 
Take Office 

of Trustees meeting, two new Trustees 
were elected, both of whom had served 
previously as Overseers. 

Sally M. Andrews is Vice Chair and Chief 
Adrninistrative Officer of Administration and 
Strategic Planning for the Department 
of Medicine at Children's Hospital and Chief 
Adrninistrative Officer for the Department 
of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. 
Ms. Andrews received her B.A. from Simmons 
College and an M.B.A. from Boston University. 
An active member of the Association of 
Administrators in Academic Pediatrics, Ms. 
Andrews served as its president from 1996-1997. 

Lasell has been fortunate to have had Ms. 
Andrews as a member of its Board of Overseers 
since 1993. She has also been a member of the 
Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of 
Trustees since 1999. Ms. Andrews is a resident 
of Wilmington, MA. 

Priscilla A. Glidden is Vice President of 
Human Resources and Organizational 
Effectiveness at Abt Associates, Inc., 
Cambridge, MA. She is also an Associate 
Professor in Management at Bentley College, 


continued on page 18 

SPRING 2001 






New Director of 
Student Activities and 
Orientation at Lasell, 
Anne-Marie Kenney 

New Director of 
Student Activities 
and Orientation 

joined the Student Affairs staff as the 
new director of Student Activities and 

She recently com- 
pleted her master's 
degree in Higher 

Administration from 
Suffolk University. 
Her graduate 
practicum focused on 
first-year and transfer 
student orientation 
programs, and last 
October she co-pre- 
sented a session enti- 
tled "Creating 

Cultural Connections: Assessing our 
Teachable Moments through Diversity 
Training'' at the annual conference of the 
National Orientation Directors Association. 

As a graduate fellow, she worked in the 
Office of Student Activities at Suffolk for 
the last 18 months. During that time, she was 
directly involved with advising the Student 
Government Association (SGA), developing 
various student leadership activities, and 
working with the student programming 
board. Prior to her graduate program, Anne- 
Marie spent a year at Curry College as the 
Student Activities Assistant in the Student 
Activities Office. 

Anne-Marie Kenney's undergraduate 
degree is from Assumption College, where 
she double-majored in History and Politics. 
While at Assumption, she was involved in 
student government for four years; after 
serving as the chairperson of the Volunteer 
Services Committee and the co-chair of the 
SGA Finance Committee, Anne-Marie held 
the position of Senate Speaker. She worked 
with the Orientation program for three years, 
serving as an orientation leader, the chairper- 
son of the Parent Orientation Program, and 
the chairperson of the First- Year Student 
Orientation Program. **• 

Associate Dean of Arts 
& Sciences Steven F. 
Bloom, who teaches drama 
and media studies, was the 
speaker at the Huntington 
Theatre Company's 
Humanities Forum follow- 
ing the matinee perfor- 
mances of "A Fair 
Country" by Jon Robin 
Baitz on Sunday, November 5 and Sunday, 
November 12. 

Cindy Baron, director of the Barn, attended 
the National Association for the Education of 
Young Children (NAEYC) Convention in Atlanta, 
Georgia, along with Jennifer Dank, a lead teacher 
at the Barn. The NAEYC is a national accrediting 
organization for early childhood education pro- 
grams. Both the Barn and the Rockwell Center are 
accredited by NAEYC, although state licensing 
mandates do not require such accreditation. 
Currently only 10% of all child centers across the 
country are accredited by NAEYC. 


Brewer Doran, the 

associate dean of the School 
of Business and Information 
Technology, attended the 
prestigious Renaissance 
Weekend Conference in 
Santa Fe in February. This 
year was the 20th anniver- 
sary of the first such confer- 
ence, which is still hosted by 
the current Ambassador to the Court of St. James 
and his wife. "This was my second year, and if s a 
wonderful opportunity and a great honor to be 
invited," Dean Doran said. 

Additionally, Dean Doran has been sought 
after by print and electronic media interested in 
obtaining her expert commentary on a variety of 
consumer and marketing issues, most recently 
about Converse Inc.'s filing for bankruptcy. Brewer 
Doran's focus is on consumer behavior, retail, and 
global marketing; and media often call her for 
explanation and counsel about the latest consumer 


Assistant Professor Sarah Scavone, of the 
School of Business and Information Technology, 
recently published two articles for The New 
England Association of Cooperative Education 
and Field Experience ("Finding Internship 
Opportunities on The Internet," and "Human 
Resource Management a Call to Industry," a four- 
part series). Additionally, she completed a fifth 
show on careers which she produced and hosted 
on the Wellesley Cable network. 


Professor Anne Tagge spent July, 2000 with 
the group of the first Resident Scholars at the 
Pemberley International Study Centre in Sri Lanka. 
The founders of Pemberley, the Banda-ranaike- 
Gooneratne family, state their selection criteria as 
"scholars from all parts of the world with estab- 
lished reputations and proven track records." 
Pemberley House is on a 19th century Ceylon tea 
estate at the hill station of Haputale, a particularly 

interesting location because of the current ongoing 
Tamil-Sinhala civil war. Professor Tagge's project 
was a development of her research originally pub- 
lished in the Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the 
Royal Asiatic Society. 


All of the OTA faculty (Chair Michael 
Roberts, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator 
Jennifer Kaldenberg, and Adjunct Faculty Amy 
Wagenf eld) presented papers or posters at the 
Massachusetts Association of Occupational 
Therapy State Conference on November 3rd in 
Marlborough, MA. At the conference, all three 
were notified by the President of the American 
Occupational Therapy Association, Dr. Karen 
Jacobs, that their services were requested with 
national Ad-Hoc Committees addressing a number 
of issues important to the profession. Professors 
Kaldenberg and Wagenfeld will also be presenting 
at the national AOTA conference in April, while 
Professor Roberts presented at PT/OT Grand 
Rounds at Massachusetts General on November 
14th, having presented his two-day seminar on 
cancer rehabilitation in White Plains, NY in 

Professor Kaldenberg also published a chapter 
in an upcoming book on management for OT 
students and — in her "copious free time" — gave 
birth to her third son, Nolan, at the beginning of 
the semester. 


Phyllis Taylor has 

joined the Institutional 
Advancement staff, part- 
time, as the new assistant 
director of communications. 

A graduate of Wheaton 
College, Phyllis has a strong 
background in public rela- 
tions, career services, and 
writing. Her resume includes the public relations 
department of the hard asset investment firm, New 
England Rare Coin Galleries, where she worked on 
national advertising and public relations, direct 
mail, special events, wrote and produced an in- 
house newsletter, and oversaw the publication of a 
scholarly numismatic journal. She also served on 
the board of trustees of In the Best Interests of the 
Children (ITBIC), the state-wide, wholly volunteer 
nonprofit organization that raised awareness of 
children with HTV7 AIDS and funds for the hospi- 
tal and community health care programs that 
served them. ITBIC was instrumental in bringing 
Camp Colors to the campus of Lasell College. 

Phyllis' special responsibility during the six 
years that ITBIC flourished was to co-chair the 
immensely successful Teen Health Expos, an infor- 
mation and education, AIDS prevention "block par- 
ty" that targeted at-risk teenagers at community 
health centers and clinics throughout the greater 
Boston area. She also served as managing editor of 
ITBIC's nationally-distributed, donor-focused 

Most recently (1993-99) Phyllis was Career 
Services Coordinator at Pine Manor College, and 
prior to that, she was Print Production /Traffic 
Manager for Ruby Shoes Graphic Design, in 
Watertown, and Advertising and Business 
Manager for Kendall & Company, in Concord. 



SPRING 2001 


Alaina Evangelista has joined Lasell as the 
Assistant Registrar. Alaina brings both registrar 
and Quodata experience with her from Beaver 
College in Pennsylvania. Most recently, she has 
been working in the Alumnae Office at Wellesley 
College, after relocating to Massachusetts. 

Alaina holds a bachelor's degree from Marist 
College and a master's degree from Beaver College. 


Greer Golding, 

currently Assistant to the 
Registrar, has been promot- 
ed to Staff Assistant for 
Enrollment Services. In this 
new position, Greer will 
assist students, families and 
faculty in securing correct 
information and documents 
as they pertain to enroll- 
ment and aid. Greer joined Lasell last December. 


Kimberly Strickler 
joined the Office of 
Student Financial Planning 
as Assistant Director (see 
story on Office of Student 
Financial Aid, at right). She 
came to Lasell having 
worked for three years in 
the Financial Aid Office at 
Mount Ida, a college from which she received both 
a Bachelor of Arts and a degree in Opticianry. 



specific courses like sport and society, legal aspects 
of sport, sport psychology and facility and event 
planning. As always, there is a strong liberal arts 
core and opportunity for connected learning 
through an industry-specific internship. 

Computer Science: The computer science major 
is designed to provide a solid academic basis in 
the principles of computer science combined with 
practical experience in software systems design, 
implementation and analysis. Students are 
exposed to the most common computer environ- 
ments and the most current programming lan- 
guages, and to a wide variety of applications. 
The program prepares students for careers in a 
variety of computer-related areas, such as Web and 
e-commerce development, Oracle programming, 
and systems analysis as well as further study at the 
graduate level. 

Management Information Systems (MIS): The 
new MIS program includes the planning, design, 
implementation, modification, and use of today's 
computer-based information and network systems. 
The program offers exciting career opportunities in 
technology in many types of organizations includ- 
ing international, manufacturing, medical, service 
institutions, and financial firms. ?*• 

New Director of Student Financial 
Planning Helps Families and Students 
Fund an Education 

planning, serves as a guide to parents and students through the vast and often 
confusing terrain of student financial aid. 
Because of student 

Michele Kosboth, 
Director of Student 
Financial Planning at 
Lasell College 

scholarships, grants, and 
loans, millions of stu- 
dents are able to attend 
college, graduate, and 
have productive careers. 
And it is Michele' s busi- 
ness to help pave the 

"If s no revelation 
that today's college edu- 
cation comes with a 
hefty price tag. And 
with the rising cost of a 

college education comes the greater need, espe- 
cially for middle-income and low-income fami- 
lies, to supplement the cost with some kind of 
aid." Michele Kosboth is here to tell students 
and parents that, "with the right financing, a 
four-year college education is available to 
everyone. There is money out there for talented 
students, regardless of need." 

A graduate of Geneva College (she was a 
psychology major) who first chose a career in 
banking, Michele says she enjoys working with 
people. Bare statistical research and analysis 
intrigue her — as long as there's a direct 
human component to the work. So when she 
decided to go back to school to earn her mas- 
ter's degree, she opted for Ohio University 
where she focused on student personnel with 
an emphasis on student financial aid. "Given 
my previous experience and my interests," she 
says, "that career choice made sense." 

In the role of chief student financial aid 
officer at Lasell, she has the opportunity to put 
all her skills to good use. "The work is concrete 
and sequential. You need good people skills. 
Rules apply, and they are the same for all, but 
within those rules there is the opportunity to 
be creative." Michele Kosboth thinks of her 
work as much as an art form as a science. "It is 
challenging and satisfying, particularly when 
assisting a student, who might not ordinarily 
be able to afford a college education, win a sol- 
id aid package. When you think of it, that aid 
package will actually help to make all the dif- 
ference in the world to that student's future." 

Together with Assistant Student Financial 
Planning Director Kim Strickler, Michele 
Kosboth provides a comfortable, easy, open- 
door atmosphere for students and parents who 

need to wend their way through the research, 
the paperwork, the stress and anticipation of 
student financial aid applications. There are 
basic eligibility questions, decisions about what 
type of assistance the applicant can obtain 
(grants, scholarships, loans, work-study), and 
whether there are monies available from feder- 
al and state resources. There is also the need 
for applicants to keep an eye on the student 
financial aid calendar, to stay on track to meet 
application deadlines. 

"If s not much different from applying for 
a mortgage," Michele says of the process. "It is 
really helpful to be a knowledgeable consumer 
when shopping around for financial aid. There 
is so much out there," she says, gesturing to 
her computer monitor. "It also requires a sense 
for detail and patience from the applicant," she 
smiles. "We're here to smooth the way in that 
process and help make a college education at 
Lasell happen for the applicant who wants to 
come here." 

Both personally, and online, on the Lasell 
Web site (, Michele Kosboth 
offers student applicants a rich and varied 
selection of resources that help them take a 
long, hard look at how best to take advantage 
of student aid opportunities and then grab 

"The basic question students have to start 
with is how much they can afford to pay out- 
of-pocket and how much they are going to 
need from other sources," she explains. 

Identifying and applying for appropriate 
scholarships and grants is a first line of defense 
in finding ways to make funding a college edu- 
cation manageable. "There are thousands of 
scholarships and grants available to students 
today. Pursuit of those makes sense, because 
this is money students don't have to repay," she 
explains. The Lasell Office of Student Financial 
Planning also provides information on available 
institutional aid, factors in award determina- 
tion, and federal Pell Grant ehgibility. 

For Michele Kosboth, the joy of her job is in 
seeing a prospective student who really wants 
to go to college win the prize. . .the financial 
aid package that will make the dream become 
a reality. "Attending college isn't an entitle- 
ment," she says. "If s a means to an end to 
further personal and professional goals." **- 

SPRING 2001 







Lasell Health 
Services Appoints 
Familiar Face as 
New Director 

Director of Health Services, is no 
stranger to Lasell. For the past 10 years 
she has served as a part-time nurse 
practitioner in Health Services. As a 
Lasell veteran, she is familiar with the 
hectic pace of the office and, with the 
arrival of men on campus in 1998, she 
has witnessed the scope of the depart- 
ment expand. 

A graduate of 
Alfred University, 
NY, she taught for 
10 years at Boston 
City Hospital's 
School of Nursing. 
After the birth of 
her third child, she 
returned to school 
and graduated from 
Boston College in 
1990 with a master 
of science degree. 

Before coming to Lasell, she worked in 
the outpatient department at Newton 
Wellesley Hospital. 

Besides the coverage Ann Sherman 
provides on campus during office hours, 
she has been running evening wellness 
and self -care programs to support the 
in-residence education encouraged by 
Resident Assistants. "Sometimes we 
cover set topics that run the gamut from 
hot issues like acquaintance rape and 
safety to nutrition management, and 
sometimes I just arrive with a bag full 
of goodies and we talk about whatever 
the students want," she explains. 

Ann Sherman's philosophy is "to pro- 
mote health, to develop healthy behaviors, 
and to prevent illness. I would like stu- 
dents to know who we are and what we 
do and have them use the Health Center as 
a resource, a place they come to when they 
are well, not just when they are sick. This 
is a student-oriented office," she says. 
"I want this to be a comfortable place for 
them to come or call, and they should 
know that what they say is totally confi- 
dential," she assures. 

Ann replaces Center Director Barbara 
O'Connor, who served Lasell for 20 years, 
and moved back to Nebraska to be closer to 
her family. >*• 

New Director of Health 
Services at Lasell, Ann 

President of Student Government Stays 
Busy, Involved and Energized 

2000-2001? If Gus Batista, President of the Student Government Association (SGA), is 
any example, there's barely a moment to sit down. "I like a busy schedule. It makes me 
prioritize and this helps me with class work as well as with my extracurricular activities. 

Lasell Junior, 
Gus Batista 

When Gus arrived on 
campus in 1998, he was part 
of the first class to include 
males. "It was a bit scary, but 
everyone was so friendly. 
Lasell has a wonderful envi- 

It clearly didn't take him 
long to adjust to college life 
since he was elected freshman class representa- 
tive. When he became president of SGA in his 
sophomore year he was the first male in Lasell 
history to hold this position. Gus is now a junior, 
has been re-elected to his post as SGA president 
and is majoring in business administration. He 
recently completed an independent study at 
Lasell Village. After college he hopes to go into 
banking or work for a corporation before trying 
his hand at politics. 

Perhaps it is Gus' family that has inspired him 
to activism. In Brazil his uncle is a town mayor 
and recently his cousin was elected a congress- 
man. Gus would like to spend some time with 
them when he travels to Brazil in order to witness 
first hand what makes up the life of a politician. 

Gus is the first in his immediate family to go 
to college. After his freshman year his parents 
moved to Atlanta, GA. They wanted Gus to trans- 
fer to a college that was nearby, but he explains, 
"I loved Lasell too much to go." He has made 
many friends on campus and for the shorter holi- 
days Gus has been adopted by his roommate's 

Although Gus is the spokesperson for SGA, 
he is quick to point out that behind him is a hard 
working Executive Board. "I wouldn't be a good 
president without them. They do a wonderful job, 
put in an enormous amount of work and they rep- 
resent the students as much as I do." Clearly they 
make up a winning team. 

Next year Gus plans to run for Senior Class 
Representative. "I would like to make sure that 
we have a fun Senior Week and that the class trip 
is something for all to remember. I would also like 
to raise more revenue for the senior class gift." 

What has Gus learned from his life on campus 
so far? "Lasell prepares you to expect the unex- 
pected," he explains and this has held him in 
good stead as he juggles and enjoys his academic 
work and his campus responsibilities. **> 

LaselPs Dedicated SGA Board 

activist Student Government Association Executive Board. 

After grabbing a hurried 
lunch, this dedicated group of 
five meets every Monday in the 
Student Affairs Office to discuss 
issues and suggestions that have 
come their way. This is the first 
of many hours that they put in 
every week to make student 
government run. "Students have 
many concerns," says Paul 
Lively '02, vice president of 
Student Affairs, looking at a long 
letter he has just received. "We 
discuss the issues they present 
and try to work things through 
before putting the suggestion 
before SGA." 

All of the members of the 
board are juniors and four are 
business administration majors, 
so they see each other in class 
and at campus activities as well as when they 
are conducting SGA business. "We take pride in 
what we do," says Jerry Dumais '02, vice presi- 

' Lasell college 

I S. G. A. 

1 Student Government Association 

Members of the Lasell Student Government Association Executive Board 
(from left to right): Paul Lively, Jerry Dumais, Alex Paragios, Lisa Raneri 
and Gus Batista. 

dent of Academic Affairs, who is serving his 
second term on the board. "We are here for a 
reason and we all share a common goal, which 
is to make Lasell a better place." ** 



SPRING 2001 



Allied Health 



program brings faculty, staff, and students together in a unique learning environment that 
boasts a heightened sense of collegiality. Among the faculty, there is real enthusiasm for the 
mission of training students to do this important work and the students appreciate their 
concerned counseling and attention. 

Exercise Physiology 
major, Liz Ensign 

When Lisa Harris, asso- 
ciate dean for the School of 
Allied Health and chair of 
the Physical Therapist 
Assistant Program, and 
Maria Pappas, coordinator 
of the Physical Therapist 
Assistant Program, talk 
about these programs, 
smiles of enthusiasm 
spread across their faces. 
This matches the expres- 
sions found on the faces of the students in the 
Wass classrooms and halls. The fact that their 
department has just received a glowing on-site 
evaluation report from the Accreditation 
Commission of the American Physical Therapy 
Association didn't surprise them. They already 
knew they were getting hands-on instruction from 
the very best of faculty. 

When Lisa and Maria discuss the program, it 
is evident that the two are on the same wave 
length and share the same goals. Their dedication 
and teamwork have kept the program on a steady 
course and since the on-site team could find no 
areas of non-compliance, they have obviously 
done their job well. "When we were preparing our 
report for the evaluation team we were much 
more critical than they were," says Maria. 

The students come first in this department. 
"There is a very low faculty to student ratio and 
the labs never go above 8:1," explains Lisa. "All 

the members of the depart- 
ment teach within their area 
of expertise and they also 
spend a great deal of their 
time advising. They are not 
just clinicians but also excel- 
lent educational planners." 

Being available to the 
students is the reason why 
Maria, and PTA full-time 
faculty members Diane 
Dednah and Linda O'Leary, 
insisted on keeping their offices on the first floor of 
Wass when they were offered a larger space else- 
where. "If s easy for the students to find us and by 
being right here we learn things that we might not 
if we were more removed," Maria explains. She 
and Gloria Mead, the administrative coordinator 
of Allied Health Programs, are located across from 
each other and their friendly banter echoes across 
the hall. They have covered the entryway between 
them with pictures of many of their past graduates 
and call it their "Wall of Fame." 

The faculty /student dialogue extends beyond 
the classroom. A student advisory committee 

Physical Therapy 
major, Joe Pirrone 

meets once or twice a semester to discuss depart- 
mental policies. Recent agenda topics include the 
department's site tardiness policy and what is con- 
sidered appropriate site dress. Recommendations 
even extend to the best spots to buy clothing. 
"When students see their policies being imple- 
mented, they are empowered," says Lisa. 

The students are well aware of the special situ- 
ation they have in this department. Liz Ensign 
graduated in May from the PTA program and now 
as an Exercise Physiology major states it was easy 
for her to decide to continue on in Exercise 
Physiology and Exercise Science and get her bach- 
elor's degree. She's still trying to decide on exactly 
which field she will make her career in but knows 
her clinical experience and the advice of the Lasell 
faculty will help her with this decision. "The facul- 
ty are very approachable, stay in contact and are 
always willing to help," she says. 

Joe Pirrone, a second year student in the PTA 
program, confirms this. 
"The small class size is one 
of the real strengths of the 
program. Everyone inter- 
acts, we help each other out 
and the teachers are avail- 
able any time," he says. Joe 
has become interested in the 
field of geriatrics and plans 
to connect with Linda 
O'Leary, PTA faculty mem- 
ber and director of the fit- 
ness program at Lasell Village. "I'm considering 
becoming a rehabilitation aide prior to becoming a 
physical therapy assistant, and I'd like to see what 
they are doing at the Village," he explains. 

The clinical experience is an integral part of 
the program. It enables students to get their feet 
wet and helps steer them towards a career choice. 
Jill Killam is a second year transfer student from 
UMass/ Dartmouth. "I wasn't sure where I was 
going and I needed to make a decision," she 
explains. "Physical therapy sounded interesting 
and by transferring and pursuing my degree at 
Lasell, I knew I would get great work experience." 
The summer after her first year, Jill had a month- 
long clinical and this semester she will have two 
six-week experiences, both in inpatient physical 
therapy, one at New England Baptist and the other 
at Dedham Medical Associates. 

Mauria Falcone, Director of Physical Therapy 
at the Dedham Medical Center, has hired four 
Lasell graduates who did their clinical studies 
with her. "I have been a clinician for 23 years," she 

continued on -page 18 

Physical Therapy 
major, Jill Killam 

American Physical 
Therapy Association 
Grants PTA 
Program Stellar 


Dy every standard, the 

Physical Therapist Assistant associate's 
degree program drew rave reviews in 
a recently completed, on-site evalua- 
tion conducted by a team of academi- 
cians and PT practitioners who were 
charged with examining the program 
for reaccreditation. 

Using the stan- 
dards outlined in the 
Evaluative Criteria for 
Accreditation of 
Education Programs 
for the Preparation of 
Physical Therapist 
Assistants, the evalua- 
tion team spent time 
on campus reviewing 
the program's Self- 
Study Report and meeting with and inter- 
viewing administration, faculty, staff, and 
students in order to determine the value of 
the program. 

Associate Dean Lisa Harris, who helms 
the program, and Maria Pappas, who serves 
as PTA Coordinator, were both thrilled to 
receive the final on-site evaluators' report 
that will go to the commission that cited eight 
separate "significant strengths" and no weak- 
nesses or recommendations for improvement. 

The nationally recognized program in 
Physical Therapist Assistant Program, which 
is composed of a strong academic program, 
comprehensive laboratory experiences, and 
more than 400 clinical sites throughout the 
region, earned the following summary of its 

• Leadership of the program chair/ 
associate dean of allied health and 
her ability to work with the allied 
health professions and with the 
leaders within the college community 

• Dedication and leadership of the 
program coordinator 

• Enthusiastic and stable faculty with 
recognized clinical expertise 

• Exceptional communication and 

continued on page 19 

School of Public 
Health Associate 
Dean Lisa Harris 

SPRING 2001 



Yamawaki Art and 
Cultural Center 
Celebrates 1 0th 

marked the opening of a weekend of 
events celebrating the 10th anniversary 
of the Lasell-Yamawaki relationship and 
the date brought no bad luck. Dr. 
Thomas de Witt, Tadamichi Yamamoto, 
Consul-General of Japan in Boston, and 
Sally Ishihara, representing Chairman 
Minoru Yamawaki — a member of the 
Board of Overseers at Lasell — were 
among the many guests of all ages who 
enjoyed the festivities. 

'"•" . ""* ■-'- 




Portugal by Kuraku Geiburu 

The weekend began with an exhibit by 
Kuraku Geiburu of photographic images 
on washi, the Japanese handmade paper. 
Geiburu, who began his career as a photogra- 
pher after retiring from a successful career in 
the fashion industry, traveled around the 
globe several times capturing the spirit of the 
people and places he encountered. Using his 
own unique approach developed over a peri- 
od of five years, he transferred the images 

The Odaiko New England group performing in the 
Yamawaki Auditorium. 

onto a hand-made Japanese paper made in 
Kyoto specifically for this use. The resulting 
pictures have the appearance of paintings. 
Preferring an early morning or late afternoon 
sun for illumination, Geiburu's work captures 

continued on page 9 

With the Winslow Academic Center Complete, 
Students Go "Back to the Future" 

Ueborah gelch, director of information technology, beams when 

she gives a tour of the faculties in the newly renovated and expanded Winslow Academic 
Center. "With the opening of this building, we're on the cutting edge of technology for col- 
leges of this size," she explains. "Everyone was committed to this project and its realization 
takes the emphasis off the mechanics and puts it on the actual learning opportunities the 
new technology can afford." 

Throughout the second floor, contemporary 
architectural beams add interest to the high ceil- 
ings and to the unique window designs. Light and 
space are designed to contribute to an open learn- 
ing atmosphere. All academic classes have access 
to these new rooms, although the smaller rooms 
frequently host higher level classes. 

The opening of the Winslow Academic Center 
is the capstone of the technology drive that encom- 
passes the life of the 21st century Lasell student. 
One of the new classrooms in Winslow will be the 
sixth computer lab on campus, bringing the total 
number of computers at the students' disposal to 
more than 100. "Lasell currently provides a net- 
work connection for every enrolled student along 
with full access to their own e-mail account," says 
Deborah Gelch. 

The sophistication of the Intranet, LaseU's 
internal network that allows information and com- 
puting resources to be shared among faculty, staff, 
and students, is being further advanced by the 
use of the Jenzabar system, "a supplement to the 
Intranet for the academic side," explains Gelch. 
"Course descriptions and syllabi can be posted 
on it, chat sessions can be held with students and 
teachers, and multiple choice on-line testing can be 
offered with the results immediately posted and 
transferred into the instructor's grade book." 

The handsome interior of LaseU's new state-of-the-art 
Academic Center. 

Je remiah Eck Architects, Inc., which also 
designed the restoration of the old Carter Hall, 
now the handsome Yamawaki Art & Cultural 
Center, has combined warm architectural features 
along with high technology. Upon entering the 
building, students find themselves in an airy 
lounge. In this beautiful windowed space, accent- 
ed with soft wood tones, students are not only 
attracted to the casual seating arrangement and 
the coffee cart, but are struck by the 42" plasma 
video monitor which provides constant sound and 
sight through video input and has the capability of 
offering looped Powerpoint presentations of cam- 
pus happenings at all times. 

The latest technology was the standard for the 
design for the seven classrooms in the building. 
Each room has an eight-foot screen and a five-foot 
"smart" board. As a professor writes on the board 
the text is enlarged and projected on to the screen. 
Simultaneously, the information on the board can 
also be uploaded to the Internet for easy access by 
students, freeing them from detailed note-taking 
so they can listen and absorb. 

The tiered classroom on the second floor is the 
jewel of the building. There are computer power 
outlets for all 32 seats and video conferencing 
capability. The podium is fully wired, so instruc- 
tors can provide sophisticated Powerpoint presen- 
tations and use the multi-media, instructional CD 
ROMS and DVDs that textbook publishers now 
include as companions to the text. Like a sci-fi 
space ship console, the podium also contains the 
controls for the room's indirect lighting and its 
automatic window shades. There is a flat panel 
display at the instructor's desk. The room has a 
2200 lumins projector and a top-of-the-line Visual 
Presenter, or 3D projector. 

Students check the new plasma video monitor. 

Technology constantly advances, making the 
challenge for an IT department like Gelch' s one of 
staying ahead of the curve. "Lasell has factored 
that in to its technology master plan and we cur- 
rently have room to upgrade and grow our sys- 
tems," says Gelch. "The college was smart to pick 
the NT Network three years ago and there's a 
wonderful entrepreneurial spirit on campus that 
enables us to move forward quickly. If something 
feels like a great idea, such as the Jenzabar system, 
then people are willing to go with it." With the 
technology-rich Winslow Academic Center open 
and systems in place, Lasell has made an exciting 
transformation into the wired 21st Century. ** 



SPRING 2001 



Lasell Thanksgiving Food Service Promotion 
Yields Lunch on the Mayflower 


campus-wide winners of the unusual food service promotion, lunch on Wednesday, 

November 15, 2000 was about as different as it can get. 

Mayflower crossing. If s dim, cold, crowded, but at 
least the seas are calm," she teased, as she and her 
staff began serving the four-course meal. 

"And I took Dramamine," chuckled Dean for 
Institutional Advancement, Ruth S. Shuman, as she 
boarded "the Mayflower," whose bare interior did 
little to shelter its guests from the chill wind. 

The weather soon took a back seat to the festivi- 
ties as guests got into the spirit of their adventure. 
The honorary "pilgrims" dined on shrimp cocktail, 
cream of broccoli soup or seafood bisque, fresh roast 
turkey, bread stuffing, peas and corn, mashed pota- 
toes, and for dessert, a selection of delectable pies. 
The good ship Mayflower. Throughout the meal, passersby ogled at the 

moving van recast as a four-star restaurant. Some, 
Mary Anne Conroy-Miller, Lasell's general including Professors Richard Bath, Felice Cordis, 

manager for Sodexho Marriott Food Services, and jm CaTej/ and Stephen SarikaS/ dimbed the ramp 

Parti Beck, catering supervisor and a Lasell College fo take a doser bok 

alumna, promised a fitting four-course Thanksgiv- 
ing dinner aboard the Mayflower in their food 
service promotion contest. So winners, whose 
names were chosen from submissions across cam- 
pus, congregated in the 1851 at noon expecting 
transportation to Plymouth, perhaps, for a jaunty 
sea voyage and lunch on the Atlantic. 

Instead, they were led to the Lasell parking lot, 
behind Valentine Hall, where they were shepherded 
up a 35-degree ramp into the gaping wood interior 
of a 40-foot Mayflower moving van. Inside the cav- 
ernous van were tables covered with crisp white 
cloths and elegantly decorated with cornucopias, 
silver candelabras, and full table settings. 

"Welcome to the Mayflower," boomed Conroy- 
Miller, shivering into her fleece jacket in the blus- 
tery, overcast New England day. "It approximates 
the weather the pilgrims encountered during their 

Mayflower "passengers" 

and "Captain" Mary Anne 


• Michelle Sennott, first year student majoring 
in Early Childhood Education 

• Tracey Maloney, first year student majoring 
in Legal Studies 

• Christa Panciocco, Director of Residential Life 

• Brian Smith, a junior in Marketing 

• Jack Levy, a junior in International Business 

• Christina Feliz, a first year student in Health 

• Dorothy Halsey, assistant to the Vice 
President of Academic Affairs 

• Gloria Mead, coordinator of Allied Health 

• Steven Bloom, associate dean of the School 
of Arts and Sciences 

• Joanna Winslow, a senior in the Humanities 

• Kara Roop, a senior in Elementary 

• Ruth "chilly" Shuman, Dean for 
Institutional Advancement 

'I've been waiting to do this for some 12 years," 
confessed Conroy-Miller about her mystery lunch 
happening. Mayflower Transit, "America's most 
recognized name in moving," graciously donated 
the van for the day's event. "They were just great to 
do this," said Parti Beck, who handled the arrange- 

"Who needs warmth when we have each 
other," joked Jack Levy, a junior in the International 
Business program, who clung longingly to a platter 
of hot turkey to draw a little warmth. "Wish I had 
sat on that side of the table," Dean Shuman retorted 
hunkering down into a light coat she said she had 
selected for fashion, not for practicality. 

Still, despite the chill wind, all 15 participants 
unanimously agreed that their Mayflower meal 
was a memorable experience. 

Christina Feliz, a first year student in Health 
Sciences, who had to leave before dessert to make 
a class, said, "I definitely rate this a 10." "It was 
great, — awesome," enthused Brian Smith, a 
junior in Marketing. 

And what about next year, Conroy-Miller was 
asked. "Well, maybe '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' 
or TDavid Copperfield,'" she teased mischievously. **- 



the mood of the occasion through an artful 
framing of geography, objects, and weather. 
One of his prints will hang in the Japanese 
Consulate offices in Boston, another will be 

Shown at the artisf s reception are Sally Ishihara, 
a member of the Board of Overseers; Tadamichi 
Yamamoto, the Consul General of Japan, Boston; 
and Kuraku Geiburu of Kamakura, Japan. One 
of Mr. Geiburu's prints will hang in the consulate 
general's office in the Federal Reserve Plaza. 

donated to the Lasell Alumni Association for 
its annual auction. 

The mood shifted dramatically on 
Saturday, the 14th, with the sound of 
Japanese drums thundering throughout the 
Yamawaki auditorium. Presented by Odaiko 
New England, the five performers used 
drums, flutes and cymbals in a variety of 
pieces demonstrating the range of sounds 
possible with these instruments. Members of 
the audience were invited up to participate in 
one number and performed admirably on the 

The final event was a workshop on haiku 
by Sosuke Kanda of Kyoto, author of "an owl 
speaks," an anthology of more than three 
hundred haiku poems he had written. The 
workshop was conducted in cooperation with 
the Boston Haiku Society. Haiku is the short- 
est form of poem expressing a feeling for a 

Sosuke Kanda of Kyoto, the haiku poet, discusses his 
work with Consul General Yamamoto and Bob Kates, 
Director of the Yamawaki Center. 

season in seventeen syllables on three lines. It 
captures a thought at a particular point in 
time known as a "haiku moment." 

A haiku written by a participant in the 
workshop sums up the weekend: 
"new friends, 
delightful artists, 
colorful leaves." **- 

SPRING 2001 



At Lasell Village, the Unique Living and 
Learning Retirement Community... 


Newton Mayor David B. Cohen to the capacity crowd of more than 250 who gathered in 
the elegant courtyard at Lasell Village, the unique living and learning continuing care 
retirement community (CCRC), built on a 13-acre site on the campus of Lasell College. 

Lasell Village, which is the only CCRC to bun- 
dle lifelong learning and intergenerational learn- 
ing opportunities into its offerings, celebrated its 
official opening on Thursday, October 19, 2000. 

Mayor Cohen, State Representative Kay Khan, 
12th Middlesex District, Newton, and other local 
notables joined President Thomas de Witt and 
members of the Boards of Trustees of the College 
and the Village in marking the official opening of 

"Lofty Ideas, Elevated Walkways and Peak Andersen Performance Raise 
the Bar in Senior Care Design," is the headline of a new, glossy national 
advertising campaign by Andersen Windows that focuses on the award- 
winning architecture of Lasell Village. 

the Village, which welcomed its first residents in 
May and is already 100 percent sold — fully one- 
and-a-half years ahead of industry occupancy 

The public was invited to participate in the 
ceremony, tour the facility, take part in a host of 
afternoon programs, including a lecture on books, 
a piano recital by Levon Hovsepian, and a fitness 
lecture titled "Creaks, Crepitus, and Continued 
Vitality." Complimentary refreshments were 
served throughout the day as residents and guests 
mingled around the expansive Village campus. 

Lasell Village, Newton's first CCRC, offers res- 
idents access to an array of lifestyle and health 
care services, under the direction of Executive 
Director Jim Wingardner. 

Most notable about Lasell Village is that it 
employs the first full-time academic dean of a 
CCRC in the country. "The focus on living and 
learning is the defining characteristic at Lasell 
Village, and one that makes this continuing care 
community truly unique among retirement com- 

munities," explains Paula Panchuck, Ph.D. who, as 
the Village's Academic Dean, oversees and fully 
integrates the living and learning program within 
the Village community. 

Combining the convenience and security of a 
not-for-profit continuing care retirement commu- 
nity with hotel-quality hospitality — and the per- 
sonal, cultural, and social opportunities of life-long 
learning at Lasell College — the Village includes 
162 residences built to reflect the tradi- 
tional architecture of Lasell College's 
Victorian buildings and the surround- 
ing homes of Newton. 

The philosophy behind the 
Village's Learning Program is that 
learning is not a chore or task, or even a 
specified activity. Rather, it is an 
approach to life in which the pursuit of 
interests and goals that have meaning 
to elders expand their understanding of 
themselves and the world in which they 
live, and contribute to a more satisfying 
and healthful life. 

The commitment toward lifelong 
learning at the Village is a firm, histori- 
cal, and legal one, according to Dr. 
Panchuck. "In 1991, a land use agree- 
ment between the City of Newton and 
Lasell College established the Village as 
a non-profit educational retirement 
community where residents would be 
expected to com- 
plete yearly, individual 
learning plans. Residents 
would also participate in a 
variety of courses, fitness 
programs, and other educa- 
tional endeavors in an 
active, non-audit manner. 

The dean of the Village 
must approve the learning 
plan of each resident, and 
the dean must annually 
certify to the City of 
Newton that the Village 
residents are in compliance 
with educational require- 

Among the keystone 
attractions at Lasell Village 
is the promise of elders 
working side-by-side with 
traditional-age college stu- 
dents in their learning and 

Alderman Polly Bryson, Mayor David Cohen, Stanley 
Mervis, Trustee RoseMary Fuss, President Tom de Witt 
and Executive Director Jim Wingardner prepare for the 
official ribbon cutting. 

living experiences, for their mutual enrichment 
and satisfaction. 

Fourteen residential manors connected by 
enclosed walkways form the heart of village life. 
In the Village's center, a handsome clock-towered 
town hall provides a full range of amenities and 
services, from simple shopping to sophisticated 

Lasell Village has also become the headquar- 
ters of the Lasell Institute for Learning in 
Retirement, which offers continued learning 
opportunities for retirement-age adults in the 
greater Boston community. This fall, classes 
included "Classic Greek Tragedy" and "Prejudice 
in America." There is also a 44-bed nursing home, 
Lasell House, on the top floor. 

The Center for Research on Aging, scheduled 
to open at Lasell Village next year, will examine var- 
ious aspects of aging, including the effect that social- 
izing and learning together has on both young and 
old members of the Lasell community. **■ 


Offered by Paul E. Barnes 

Retired minister, resident of Lasell Village 

Ancient God and Living Spirit, as we have come together today, 
we have spoken as representatives of our state, our city, our college, 
our village, and our places of worship. We are grateful for a commu- 
nity of people with different backgrounds but with a wonderful sense 
of unity. 

We have cut a ribbon that opens our village. May it symbolize 
also the cutting of any ribbon of fear, that might make someone hold 
back from living the fullest life possible, 

— the cutting of any ribbon of reluctance to try new ventures and 
explore new opportunities, 

— the cutting of any ribbon of complacency that might make us 
settle for less than what is possible with growing minds and spirits. 

Now, O God, help us to take those pieces of ribbon and tie them 
into a bow of confidence, of optimism, and of expectation. 

Bless us all, as we move forward toward the rainbow ribbon of 
bright years to come. Amen. 



SPRING 2001 



Village interns Heidi Lewis and Gus Batista give campus tour to Villagers Sally 
Cabot, Ralph Miller and Lee Miller 

Lasell Village Interns and Residents Form 
a Mutual Admiration Society 

first class with a Lasell Village resident, she had no idea that it would be the start of a 
relationship with that community that would last throughout her college career. Currently 
Heidi is one of three interns who works at the Village. The word "enthusiastic" doesn't 
begin to describe how she and the other students feel about the hours they spend there or 
the rich relationships they have formed. 

For Heidi, it all started when 
she, as a sociology major, and 
Villager Rhoda Silverman, found 
themselves taking many of 
Associate Professor Sylvia 
MacPhee's classes together. 
"Having three generations in the 
class, 'Sociology of the Family,'" 
she says, referring to Silverman, 
MacPhee, and the students Heidi's 
age, "really enhanced the course 
for us. We shared our points of 
view, the discussions were very 
open and the interaction was irre- 
placeable," enthuses Heidi. 

When it came time for Heidi to 
think about what she wanted to do 
for her senior internship, she con- 
tacted the Village's Academic 
Dean, Paula Panchuck, and 
secured a position that in many 
ways has transformed her. She and fellow interns 
Natalie Carter '02 and Jinette Dumont '01 each 
work at the Village two days a week and, because 
they have become so involved in their jobs, and 
are enjoying the relationships they have formed, 
the hours fly by. 

Jinette Dumont, a member of the women's 
soccer team at Lasell, works at the Village fitness 
center. "My grandmother is sick, so I wasn't sure 
what my feelings would be," she says. "But every- 
one is so friendly. They ask me questions and 
make me feel so comfortable. I am learning from 
them while helping them and my work there 
makes me feel good inside." 

Among their responsibilities as Village 
interns, these students conduct computer classes 
for the residents. "My first student was Dot 
Lappen," says Heidi, "and she has become one of 
my best friends. I have had dinner with her and 
met her whole family. We e-mail each other con- 
stantly." The feeling is mutual. "I love that girl, 
she could be my own daughter," smiles Mrs. 
Lappen. "She's so sincere and dedicated and she 
works so hard. She's the most marvelous person I 
have ever met." 

Heidi has worked on a variety of projects, 
including helping resident Zelda David set up her 
one-woman art show. "As we were moving the 
paintings she told me about them and what they 
mean to her. It is a wonderful opportunity to 
share points-of-view," says Heidi. "The whole 
environment is very alive." 

Community activism is a growing aspect 
of Village life, and Heidi and the Lasell College 
interns are helping to coordinate several commu- 
nity service projects with heartwarming results. 
At Thanksgiving, a Newton family with special 
needs was adopted by the Village, and the resi- 
dents continue to keep them under their wings, 
working with them. During the holidays, resi- 
dents sent gifts anonymously to the residents of 
the Elizabeth Stone House, a home for battered 
mothers. A new relationship with Children's 
Hospital's early intervention program has begun 
to blossom. On the Lasell College campus, the 
interns have conducted tours so that residents can 
see what dorm life is like, what the athletic facili- 
ties are, and where students eat and hang out. 
"Going back to school at 80 can be scary and I 
wanted them to see what campus life is like for 
us," explains Heidi. 

"The amount of growth I have seen at Lasell 
over the past four years is incredible," continues 
Heidi. "I am a member of the last all-female class 
to enter the college and I have seen Lasell Village 
go from idea to reality. The Villagers take an enor- 
mous amount of pride in their living environment 
and have even written a community song. I love 
seeing them live life to its fullest. " 

As Heidi told a television reporter who inter- 
viewed her during the Lasell Village ribbon cutting 
in October, "This is a place where I would love to 
see my grandparents thrive, and my parents. . .and 
when I'm that age, where I would love to live and 
learn. Here, there is so much to offer." **■ 

Lasell House 
Nursing Facility 
Needs Volunteers 


IHlyse adelstein, the new 

activities coordinator at Lasell House, 
the 44-bed skilled nursing facility at 
Lasell Village, which opened on 
November 1, 2000, is recruiting volun- 
teers for the state-of-the-art facility. 
Lasell House is under the administra- 
tion of Andrea Rathbone, MHSA, NHA, 
with Laurie Costello, LICSW, providing 
social work services. 

Adelstein explains that services at 
Lasell House are provided by registered 
and licensed practical nurses, certified 
nursing assistants, a registered dietitian, 
a licensed social worker and a consultant 
pharmacist while a team of therapists 
including physical, occupational and 
speech/language therapists are available 
as well as state-of-the-art equipment. 

Stimulating recreational activities are 
provided in the home-like atmosphere," 
says Adelstein, who says that patients are 
admitted who are in need of long-term as 
well as short-term care. 

Short-term situations may include 
rehabilitation for a fractured hip or knee, 
recovery from a stroke, general strength- 
ening for weakness resulting from an ill- 
ness, and respite care for periods of two 
to several weeks. 

Volunteers are very important to the 
residents of Lasell House. As a volunteer, 
you can take part in providing the best 
care for the residents. We welcome you to 
join Lasell House's volunteer program to 
help with: 

• Exercises 

• Sing-a-longs 

• Monthly parties 

• Concerts 

• Tea/coffee socials 

• One-on-one visits 

• Monthly lunch outings 

• Bowling 

• Movies 

• Current events 

• Discussion groups 

• Slide shows 

• Ice cream socials 

• Cards and games 

• Arts and crafts 

If you are interested in volunteering 
an hour a month, please contact Elyse 
Adelstein (617) 663-7070 or by e-mail »- 

SPRING 2001 




Message from the 
Director of Athletics 

very busy with six teams competing, it 
proved to be gratifyingly successful as 
well for the Lasers of Lasell. This fall, the 
women's volleyball team won the North 
Atlantic Conference championship; the 
men's soccer team was the conference 
runner up; the field hockey team won 
their quarterfinal conference match; the 
cross country team placed third in the 
conference meet; and the women's soccer 
team made it to the quarterfinals. 

In addition to the 
success of all of the 
fall teams, Lasell was 
showcased, as the institu- 
tion was selected to host 
both the women's volley- 
ball tournament and the 
men's soccer tournament. 
Lasell was selected based 
on the first place finishes 
of both teams during the regular season. On 
November 4, the semi-final games for men's soc- 
cer took place on Grellier Field while simultane- 
ously the women's volleyball tournament was 
going on in the Athletic Center. The soccer tour- 
nament concluded on Grellier Field on Sunday 
November 5 with the championship match. 

Although Lasell won only one of the tourna- 
ments, the weekend was a huge success for the 
institution. Over 250 students, parents and fans 
went to the events. Those who attended the soc- 
cer tournament were impressed with the new ath- 
letic training facility, locker rooms and the coach- 
es suite. Those who were present for the volley- 
ball tournament were thrilled by the level of play 
and were on hand to see Lasell win its first-ever 
conference championship. 

There may be more hosting in the near future 
as the softball season begins. Lasell looks to 
improve on their record from last year and finish 
first in softball. A first place finish will enable the 
institution to host the tournament in the spring. **- 

— Kristy Walter 

Director of Athletics 
Kristy Walter 

Student-Athletes Help Themselves 

called Student- Athlete Advisory Council, or SAAC. This group is made up of two student- 
athletes from each varsity team and meets once a week during the academic year. SAAC 
focuses on issues that affect student-athletes at Lasell College. The goals of the organization 
include: promoting communication between the athletic department, the administration 
and the student-athletes; promoting Lasell College athletics on and off campus; providing 
feedback and discussion on NCAA, NAC or Lasell College policies; and actively encourag- 
ing student-athlete involvement in campus and community outreach. 

In a short time, this group has made an 
impact on Lasell College and the life of the stu- 
dent-athlete. Some issues that SAAC has focused 
on are an extended meal time for student-athletes, 
a judicial policy for student-athletes, retaining 

equity between teams, choosing team awards and 
proposing an academic policy that gives students 
the flexibility to miss class for a varsity contest. 
The student-athletes also have input in the con- 
tents of the student-athlete handbook each year. 
In December, SAAC invited the residents of 
Lasell Village to attend a double-header home 

basketball game. Ten residents attended the 
game the night of December 5 and were treated 
to two exciting games. Also, in December, the 
SAAC members organized a canned food drive 
and donated over 300 cans to the Roxbury 
Food Pantry. 

The spring will see the group working on 
external promotion of the athletes at Lasell 
College and on putting together the All-Sports 
Banquet in April and, as always, addressing 
any issues that the representatives bring to the 
group. **- 

Men's Soccer Raising Funds for Italy Trip 

the words "Italian" and "soccer" together, and immediately "emotion," "wild enthusiasm," 
"jubilation" and "tears" might come to mind. The Italians take soccer very seriously and so 
does the Lasell College Men's Soccer Team. Those who have been on the team since Lasell 
first went coed have been together for three years, and the entire team shares Coach Giovanni 
Pacini's dream of having a 2001 record that is worthy of regional and national acclaim. 

About a year-and-a-half ago the team came cessful in their money-raising efforts as they have 

up with the idea of traveling to Italy for pre-sea- been with their season's record, 

son practice in August of 2001. It would be a won- So far they have received contributions from 

derful send-off for the first graduating class of 
men, who have played a large part in making the 
team what it is today. The trip tentatively calls for 
the team to practice at such world renowned loca- 
tions as Corverciano, training site of the Italian 
National Team and the Rome Sports Center, 
where such great teams as Lazio and A.C. Roma 
train in the Italian Serie A. Sightseeing tours and 
friendly matches against local Italian teams are 
planned as well. 

In order to make the dream a reality, the team 
realized it needed to start a fund-raising cam- 
paign immediately to raise the $60,000 necessary 
to travel. Since this is a team that likes challenges 
both on and off the field, they hope to be as suc- 

family friends, but are hoping to find a corporate 
sponsor. Companies or individuals wishing to 
contribute to this exciting effort are encouraged to 
make their donation in the name of Lasell College 
Men's Soccer Team and send it to: 

Giovanni A. Pacini 

Head Men's Soccer Coach 

Lasell College 

1844 Commonwealth Avenue 

Newton, MA 02466 

To have the Lasell colors seen on the soccer 
fields of Italy would be quite something, both for 
the College and the young men who hope to make 
this dream come true. **■ 

Family Togetherness Is a Winning Combination 

by more than just their desire to win. They spend time together both on and off the court 
and have become as skilled at changing diapers as they are at developing strategy. Tracey 
and Michael Downs have been married for almost three years and have been coaching 
together for most of that time. 

Michael started as a volunteer two seasons 
ago and was put on the roster last year as the vol- 
unteer coach. This year, when the regular assistant 
coach had to leave, Michael decided to apply for 

the job. He figured he had had a trial run and he 
knew he loved it. 

continued on page 18 

Tracey and Michael Downs with their son John. 



SPRING 2001 


Fall Sports 2000 Season in Review 


It was a challenging season for women's soccer 
and led by junior co-captains Maria Magazzu and 
Len Lesnick; all the players gave 100% to the team's 
effort. "The returning players stepped up and 
played hard and the new recruits showed good 
dedication and spirit/' said head coaches Cathy 
Kidd and Katie Ott. 

Two freshmen who helped make the team work 
were Ashley Bardin and Tillian Benson. Ashley 
earned a spot on the All-Conference Team and was 
the high scoring freshman with seven goals and five 
assists. Tillian was slated to be goal keeper until she 
injured her back. She then filled in anywhere she 
was needed and was always an asset. Her value to 
the team was confirmed as she became the only 
member of the team to be a Conference Player of 
the Week 

The season's most exciting game was held 
against UMass/Boston. Tied at 0-0 in regulation 
play, the game went into sudden death overtime 
where senior Jinette Dumont scored the winning 
goal. It was a great finish to Jinette's last home game 
and as the player who has been voted the most spir- 
ited for the last two years she will be missed. 

With the rest of the team returning next year, 
hopes are high for a winning season. The hard work 
and effort of this season should reap future rewards. 


"This year's record is one to be proud of," 
exclaims Head Coach Giovanni Pacini. "The pro- 
gram is only in its third year of existence and not 
only did we have a winning season but we lost four 
games by one goal. If we'd pulled them out we 
might have been on our way to the ECAC's. We 
were that close." 

Dave Mclnnis handles the ball for the Lasers. 

The team is made up of many talented players, 
including the twin Scarsella brothers. Dean led the 
way offensively with 12 goals and two assists and he 
was backed up by brother Anthony in the midfield 
and earned 13 points. In the first week of play both 
of Lasell's upper classmen goalkeepers received sea- 
son ending injuries and Freshman Kevin Becker had 
to step in. He took on the challenge by securing a 
record seven shut-outs, earning him a North 
Atlantic conference honorable mention. 

Thinking back on the team's three year history, 
Coach Pacini says, "I can't help but be very pleased 

with the rapid development of the players and the 
program. It is a tribute to their wanting to become a 
top level program. The support of the College has 
been impressive as well in allowing them to do so." 


The Lasell College men's basketball team had 
a strong start to the season when they won the 
Plymouth State Tournament. By beating both 
Plymouth State and Roger Williams, two strong 
teams, they established themselves as a team to be 
reckoned with. 

"The team has a good balance," says Head 
Coach Chris Harvey. "They're playing unselfishly 
which is the big reason we're winning." There are 
no seniors on the team but several members of the 
junior class are standouts. Dwayne Okantey, a trans- 
fer student from Jamaica, NY, scored 37 points 
against Plymouth State and Erik Costin scored the 
first 13 points of the game against Roger Williams, 
on his way to a 22 point total for the day. Josh Rose, 
another junior, scored four three-pointers in the 
second half of the game against Nazarene. Greg 
Walker, a freshman, was named Player of the Week 
in the North Atlantic Conference, quite an accom- 
plishment for this 6'1" guard. The team advanced to 
the NAC championship finals, recording the most 
season wins ever. 


'If s a young team, but they are talented and 
compatible," says coach Tracey Downs, and then- 
record goes to show that their hard work is paying 
off. The beginning of the season saw them facing 
many of their toughest opponents and they were 
thrilled to beat Eastern Nazerene College, a partici- 
pant in last year's NCAA Division HI Tournament. 
The win was particularly satisfying because last year 
Eastern Nazerene beat them by 40 points. 

A highlight of the first half of the season was the 
team's defeat of the 2000-conference champion, 
Maine Maritime. Having lost to Maine Maritime in 
last year's conference championship game by a slim 
five point margin, this was a game that the team 
was preparing for. "We have never beaten Maine 
Maritime so I wanted to keep the team up and 
focused," says Coach Downs. Their efforts paid off, 
they hit the jackpot, and finished the season in first 
place in the NAC and were runners-up in the NAC 


On November 3, the team won the North 
Atlantic Conference (NAC) and took home the ban- 
ner. Last year they were runners-up, but this year 
there was no stopping them. " In four years we've 
come a long way," beams coach Mary Tom. "We 
have doubled the number of games on our roster 
and our record has gone from 2-15 to being confer- 
ence champions." If s hard to do better than that. 

Part of the team's success can be credited to this 
year's recruits. Eight freshman plus the returning 
upperclassmen proved to be a winning formula. Co- 
captain and senior Melissa Wilson was a big contrib- 
utor. "She has been captain for four years and has 
been instrumental in bringing the program to a new 
level," explains Coach Tom. Her efforts were recog- 
nized when she was named Conference Player of 
the Year. 

First year player Massielle Morales was named 
rookie of the year. Janet Jennings, Tanya Cirino and 
Sarah Quinones are upperclassmen who have been 
with Coach Tom for three years and gave her all and 
more than she expected. "Our tallest player is 5'8", 
but our team is scrappy and gets the job done," says 
Coach Tom. "We are looking forward to continued 
success in 2001." 


In their second year of competition, the field 
hockey team finished 4" 1 in their conference. 
Although they had a losing record overall, many of 
their games were decided by only one goal. Coach 
Jessica Cormier states, "Our main problem this year 
was scoring. We dominated play in several of our 
games, but at the end of the day thaf s not enough 
to win." 

Kristina Peros and Christina Strandson in action for Lasell's 
field hockey team. 

Two sophomores and midfielders who should 
be mentioned are Kristina Peros, who earned herself 
a spot on the All-Conference Team, and Christina 
Strandson, who received an honorable mention on 
the All-Conference Team. Freshman goalie Beth 
Anne Hornak had a very busy year with 265 saves 
and an 80% save percentage. 

With a young returning team, the hopes for the 
2001 season are high. 


"It was a successful season for both the men and 
women's teams, with runners on both teams posting 
some of their best times, " says coach Hanna Bruno. 

Lasell College placed 3rd overall in the Confer- 
ence Championship and both the men and women's 
teams ran in the NCAA Division HI Regional Meet 
at UMass/Dartmouth. All of the runners ran well, 
in spite of the less than perfect conditions. Even 
with the rain, wind and mud, the team still compet- 
ed at a high level. For the women, Joy Moran fin- 
ished first for Lasell with a time of 23.51 and Jay 
McDonald finished first on the men's team, posting 
a time of 29.59. ** 

SPRING 2001 


Woodward Gift to Benefit Brennan Library 

interest in books and are still avid readers. Her husband recently made a gift to his alma 
mater of highly appreciated stock which had a modest dividend yield. They thought that 
Jayne should have an opportunity to make a similar gift to Lasell. After contacting the 
College, they arranged to establish a "charitable gift annuity" in conjunction with Jayne's 
60th Lasell reunion. 

In return for their gift of stock, Lasell will pay 
them a fixed annuity of 8% annually in quarterly 
payments for the rest of their lives. In addition, 
they will receive substantial IRS tax credits result- 
ing from their gift. 

Ultimately, the gift will be used to establish the 
"Woodward Library Book Fund" at the Brennan 
Library. Income from the fund will support library 
acquisitions that will further the knowledge and 
love of books for future students. 

Thinking back to her Lasell years, Jayne 
recalled that the library was one big room in 
Bragdon Hall. When she arrived in 1938, she came 
to Lasell as a day student, commuting from 
Newtonville. "We had a very strong class and I had 
many good friends who lived on campus," she 
recalls. Laughingly she continues, "I had the use of 

my father's car and this was something my friends 
liked to take advantage of." French, psychology 
and creative writing were some of the courses she 

The Woodwards moved to Texas more than 35 
years ago and raised their three boys there. "Books 
were very much a part of their lives and they 
learned to read at a fairly early age," Jayne recalls. 
"As a family we always discussed what we were 
reading." Jayne has kept many of her old books 
and just found her copy of A. A. Milne's "When 
We Were Very Young" which she was given when 
she was six years old. As a way of passing on her 
love of poetry to her six-and four-year-old grand- 
children, she has decided to make a tape of her 
reading some of the poems from this old favorite as 
well as from other books she will be sending them. 

Jayne Woodward '40 with her grandchildren Julia, age 6, 
and Anna, age 4. 

From Bragdon Hall to its current location, the 
library has grown, but the need for an endowment 
is immediate and will continue after the 
Sesquicentennial campaign is over. "Now that 
the College is a four-year institution there is all 
the more need for reference material," says Jayne. 
Thanks to the "Jayne '40 and John Woodward 
Endowed Library Book Fund" Lasell has taken a 
giant step towards ensuring that the library will 
be ready for the future. **■ 



My tax bill is outrageous! Do you have 
any suggestions for next year? 

A There's nothing like the annual tax 
season to increase one's interest in 
tax-saving measures for the following year. 
Here are some thoughts to consider before 
December 31st, 2001, which could make next 
April more pleasant for you. 

Simply stated, the 
charitable tax deduc- 
tion is the only income 
tax deduction com- 
pletely within your 
control with regard to 
riming and amount. If 
you make a gift of 
$1,000 to Lasell's 
Annual Fund, for 
example, under most 
circumstances you may 
deduct the full amount of your gift from your 
tax bill that year. If you give appreciated securi- 
ties, you get an even better deal: you receive tax 
credit for the full market value of the stock on 

Katharine A. Urner '83, 
director of Campaign 
and Gift Planning 

the day Lasell receives it, yet your actual cost to 
make the gift is substantially less (i.e., the 
amount that you originally paid for the stock.) 

Lef s say, however, that you would like to 
make a major impact on Lasell by endowing a 
scholarship or becoming Library Benefactors as 
the Woodwards did. Perhaps you are uncertain 
as to the best timing for your gift. Of course, you 
need to consider your unique financial circum- 
stances in making this decision, and you should 
always consult with your own qualified advi- 
sors. From a tax savings perspective, though, the 
best time to make a major charitable gift is in the 
same tax year as an expected income spike (e.g., 
a large bonus, a taxable gift received, etc.) or an 
event resulting in significant capital gains. You 
may then use the charitable deduction received 
for your gift to Lasell to help reduce or eliminate 
the anticipated increase in your tax bill. 

With cash gifts (by check, credit card), the 
IRS allows you to deduct up to 50% of your 
adjusted gross income. You may deduct up to 
30% of your adjusted gross income for gifts of 
appreciated securities. You should also be aware 
that the IRS allows up to a five-year carryover 
period. If you can't use all of your charitable 
income tax deduction in the year in which you 
make your gift, then you may carry the balance 
over to the next year, and so on. 

In its ongoing effort to encourage charitable 
giving in the United States, the federal govern- 
ment has provided some strong incentives to 
support our favorite charities. With a little fore- 
thought and planning, you can minimize your 
tax burden while making a major difference at 
Lasell College. In some gift plans, such as the 
Woodwards' charitable gift annuity (see story 
above), you can even receive income along with 

the tax savings! I would be happy to send you 
more information, without obligation, on the 
many gift plans available at Lasell College. 
Please follow the instructions on the reply 
coupon below or call me at (617) 243-2166. 

Information in this column is offered in general 
terms and should not be acted upon without profes- 
sional advice by your attorney or accountant. *•- 

For more information on how gift planning can 
benefit you and Lasell, please call Katharine 
Urner '83, director of Campaign and Gift 
Planning, at (617) 243-2166 or fill out this form 
and mail to: 

The Heritage Society 

Office of Institutional Advancement 

Lasell College 

1844 Commonwealth Avenue 

Newton, MA 02466-2716 

Please send information on: 

Lasell Gift Annuities 

Charitable Trusts 

Charitable Bequests 

Heritage Society Membership 

Gifts of Appreciated Securities 





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SPRING 2001 


The Annual Fund 

the Lasell 150 Campaign, hopefully raising at least $530,000 to achieve the $2.5 million total 
set as part of the final Campaign goal of $15 million. It has truly been an exciting time for 
the Annual Fund, beginning in June 1996, when the Fund total exceeded $400,000 for the 
first time in history. It has continued its record-breaking progress ever since then. 

Behind the scenes, 
there have been additional 
forces that have contributed 
to the success of the Annual 
Fund. Early in President de 
Witt's tenure at Lasell, he 
and the Board of Trustees 
made a commitment to put 
the Annual Fund at the top 
of the priority list for fund- 
raising, believing that a 
strong annual giving pro- 
gram contributes to a bal- 
anced budget and a strong 
institution. This commit- 
ment has been adhered to 
by the members of Lasell's 
three boards, the Board of 
Trustees, the Board of 
Overseers and the Board of 
Corporators. At the same time, President de Witt, 
volunteers and members of the faculty and staff 
made personal contact with as many alumni, par- 
ents and friends as possible, spreading the news 
about changes and improvements at Lasell. 

When the time came in 1997 to seriously con- 
sider coeducation in order to stay competitive in 
the college market, Lasell alumni were able to 
accept the change and remained committed to 
the institution. In fact, support for the Annual 
Fund continued its dramatic upward climb in 
1997-1998, the year the mission changed to coedu- 
cational, and in 1998-1999, the first year men were 

Many alumni have helped make this growth 
in the Annual Fund a reality but there are two 
who stand out as champions of the Fund. They 
are Ruth Turner Crosby '42, former Annual Fund 
Chairperson, and Elisse Allinson Share '65, the 
current Annual Fund Chairperson. Both these 
women have spent uncounted hours helping to 
plan the Annual Fund campaign, assisting with 
solicitations and providing excellent advice and 
counsel to the staff. Their loyalty and commitment 

Chairman's Council FY2000: Patricia Zinkowski, Joan Weiler Arnow '49, RoseMary B. 
Fuss, Nancy Lawson Donahue '49, Joan Howe Weber '51 and Carol Cacciamani '65, 
Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Not pictured: Evelyn Suor Butterworth '27, Marilyn 
Bartlett Erratt '50, Nancy Curtis Grellier '49, Carol Hill Hart '44, Richard S. Holway, 
Nancy Burrows Putnam '50, Coleman Casey for the Helen M. Saunders Foundation, 
Margaret Smith Wolcott '39. 

to Lasell and to the importance of the Annual 
Fund has made a wonderful difference in keeping 
the Annual Fund growing during the Lasell 150 
Campaign. We are truly indebted to them. 

Another group that has made a significant dif- 
ference to the Annual Fund is the student 
Phonathon team. This group of dedicated stu- 
dents spends many long hours reaching out to 
alumni to talk about Lasell and to raise dollars for 
the Annual Fund. They are true ambassadors for 
Lasell and will be the first to admit that they love 
talking with alumni and "meeting" them. The 
2000-2001 Phonathon team will call during both 
fall and spring semesters. 

We are grateful to all who contribute regular- 
ly to the Annual Fund and hope that we will have 
many new donors in this historic 150th year, as 
we begin the next phase in Lasell's history. **- 

Noni Linton 

Director of Annual Giving 

Sara Rigelhaupt Is 
Director of 
Annual Giving 


ANNUAL GIVING, graduated from 
Colby College in 1998. A classics 
major, Sara minored in education and 
began her career teaching high school 
Latin at a boarding school in western 
Massachusetts. Her responsibilities 
there went well beyond the classroom, 
she reports. She served as a dorm mas- 
ter, coached two varsity sports, water 
polo and swimming, and rarely had a 
moment to herself. 

As the assistant direc- 
tor of annual 
giving, Sara will be in 
charge of the student-dri- 
ven phonathon 
fund-raising program. 

When Sara moved to 
Boston to be closer to her 
family, "I decided to 
explore another avenue 
and use the other set of 
skills I learned in college. I worked in develop- 
ment for four years at Colby, running the stu- 
dent phonathon, writing pledge letters and 
chairing the senior pledge." 

Sara was a logical choice for starting the 
senior pledge this year at Lasell. She is working 
closely with senior Jinette Dumont, who is 
chairing the effort. "As seniors know from the 
letters they've received, the funds we collect are 
earmarked for incoming classes. Annual Fund 
dollars will go towards financial aid, scholar- 
ship, academic programs, library resources, 
campus maintenance and athletics. We want 
to ensure that each incoming class has the same 
opportunities as those that came before." **■ 

Sara Rigelhaupt, 
Assistant Director 
of Annual Giving 
at Lasell 

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Fall phonathon and Institutional Advancement work study students gather for a holiday party to celebrate all their 
hard work. 

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Two experienced phoners calling alumni on behalf of 
Lasell's annual fund. 

SPRING 2001 




"Not Your Ordinary Raffle" to 
Benefit Alumni Scholarship Fund 

Alumni Inc. will conduct the drawing for its eighth annual 
"Not Your Ordinary Raffle" to raise money for much-needed 
scholarships for deserving students. Last year, $11,000 was 
raised from the sale of tickets for 30 prizes worth in excess 
of $5,000. 



$100 + Gift basket 

Allied Domecq Quick Serve Restaurants 

$100 Savings account 

Auburndale Cooperative Bank 

$330 Leica Compact Camera Z2X 

Brian and Stormy Horton Bell '92 

$155 Vertical Party for Ten 

Dotty Andler Silber '63, 
Boulder Morty's Indoor Rock Climbing Center 

$100 Cash prize 

Jean Campbell '44 

$100 Cash prize 

Nancy Lawson Donahue '49 

$50 Gift Certificate 

Gleason's Flowers 

$91 One-year on-line subscription to 

Nancy Curtis Grellier '49, 

the Want Advertiser (2 available) 

The WANT ADvertiser 

$100 Cash prize 

Priscilla Spence Hall '43 

$150 Cash prize 

Kathryn Poore Hamel '49 

$50 Floral Arrangement 

Jacqueline Paulding Hauser '50 

$100 Gift certificate 

Hill Jewelers, Sudbury 

$100 Cash prize 

P. Lynn Kiefer Holt '61 

$170 Weekend Stay for Two 

Lasell Inn Bed & Breakfast 

$100 Gift Certificate to Pottery Barn 

Jean Sargent Lee '49, 

Dinner for Two 

Longfellow's Wayside Inn 

$100 Gift Certificate — Marriott Hotel 

Kathryn Morgan Lucey '67 

$150 Brass Sculpture 

Barbara Stickle Mode '47, 
Barbara Mode Interiors 

$100 Gift Certificate 

Pillar House 

$150 Russ Berrie Limited Edition 

Susan Scichilone Presti '88, '94, 

Porcelain Doll 

The Enchanted Child 

$100 Cash Prize 

Betty Culver Thomson '48 

$100 Cash prize 

Adelaide Shaffer Van Winkle '36 

$100 Cash prize 

Harriet Markham Wedeman '48 

$100 Cash prize 

Lynn Blodgett Williamson '46 

$50 — Two tickets 

Worcester Foothills Theatre Company 

r — 

We are very grateful to our donors! If anyone has an item 

they would like to donate, please contact the 

Alumni Affairs Office at (617) 243-2139. 

To participate, cut out coupon and mail with a check 
($5 per entry or $25 for six entries) made payable to: 

Lasell Alumni Inc., 1844 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA 02466-2716. 




(Include maiden) 

City: _ 




No donation necessary. Winner need not be present. 

Lasell Alumni merchandise is available through the Alumni Board 
of Management — including T-shirts, mugs, stationery, brass book- 
marks, flashlights, watches, history books, etc. Contact the Alumni 
Affairs Office for an order form at (617) 243-2139. *»• 

join "Those Were the Days" 
Memories Project 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Your words and recollections 
can help us chronicle Lasell's unique history. 
Please send us anecdotes about classmates, facul- 
ty, staff, and experiences that made your years at 
Lasell special. If you are connected to the Web, 
key in and send us 
your reminiscences online. 



Imagine a luncheon with two Lasell alumnae — one is 103 years old, and 
one is only 89! 

On December 27, 2000, my daughter Jeanne and I were luncheon guests of 
my cousin, Constance (Allen) Moyer Dunbar, and her son Bob Moyer at 
Summerville, an assisted living retirement home in South Windsor, CT. Connie 
graduated from Lasell in 1918 when it was still a seminary. She is now an active 
103 year old, who scoots about on her walker and still laments the fact that her 
son confiscated her driver's license when she was 92 and she can't get about the 
way she did. 

Connie found Lasell a happy place to be. She lived in Gardner and later mar- 
ried her roommate's brother, Robert R. Moyer. 

I entered Lasell in 1931 to be a member of the class of '33. Lasell had recently 
become a junior college, but was still burdened by many rules and regulations 
that were carried over from my cousin's seminary days. Washing one's hair on 
Sunday was frowned upon, as was going to the little store for a Sunday paper. 
After dinner at night, we weren't allowed off the front porch of Woodland where I 
lived. No men were ever allowed above the first floor (not even our brothers), and 
any brave soul who did come calling was required to sit in the parlor under the 
watchful eye of the House Mother. 

We had no TV as it hadn't been developed. My roommate, Elizabeth Seybolt 
(Rab), and I did have a radio concealed in a suitcase under our bed with the bed- 
springs serving as an aerial. We shared one set of earphones. Despite the many 
rules, we lived in a more gracious period with white table cloths and damask nap- 
kins. Student waitresses served us our dinners, an occasion we all dressed up for. 
No one wore blue jeans. The food was excellent, as were our teachers. 

In going back to my 55th reunion in 1983, 1 noted many changes on campus 
and in people's attitudes. It is always wonderful to gather with friends who share 
the same experiences. After congratulating each other on how young we all 
looked, and basking in our comfortable glory, a classmate overheard a current 
Lasell student say to her friend, "Look quick, there goes another one of those little 
old ladies." . . .Indeed! —Ruth Stafford Clark '33 

Can you believe that we all stood on the sidelines cheering and applauding 
the Boston Marathon participants and never once questioned why there were no 
women runners? It wasn't until 1964 that the first woman ran and even then she 
sneaked in by just using her first name initial and bundling up in heavy clothes! 

— Frances Lee Osborne '50 

If you have some memories of your Lasell days which you would like to share, 
please send them to: Lasell Leaves Editor, 1884 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, 



SPRING 2001 


Throughout the year, the President and members of the Institutional 
Advancement staff travel around the country to meet with alumni from all 
class years at Lasell gatherings. Ifs a chance to meet and network with 
other alumni in your geographic area while also hearing the latest infor- 
mation about Lasell. Recently, many spouses /guests have been attending 
these events and they have enjoyed hearing about their partner's college 
life. Friendships are renewed and also begun. Please contact the Alumni 

Affairs Office at (617) 243-2139 if you can help to provide ideas, organize 
an event, etc. The office creates and mails all invitations, so when you are 
a host, all that is needed is to receive the RSVP replies and make some 
follow-up phone calls. 

If you go south in the winter months, please give us your address so 
that we can send you an invitation to events. **■ 


MAY, '01 

17-20 Thursday-Sunday 

Auburndale, MA 
at Lasell College Campus 


22 Saturday 

Cape Cod, MA 


13-14 Saturday-Sunday 

Auburndale, MA 

Family & Friends Weekend/ 

River Day at Lasell College 

28 Sunday 

New York, NY 

Brunch at the Museum of Modern Art 
Restaurant followed by a tour of the 
American Craft Museum 


3 Saturday 

Hartford, CT 

Town and County Club 

Valerie Tarracciano Piazza '61 graciously hosted the 
Scottsdale, AZ alumni gathering in her home this 
past November. 

September Cape Cod gathering in Hyannis, MA, including (right) Marion Locke Nutter '55, Lucinda Nolin Johnson '55/'77, 
Janet Scott Morse '28, Jean Shaw Keary '40, Bunny Deutschmann Chase '38. 

Over 60 alumni and their guests attended the CT Valley 
luncheon at the Hartford Golf Club in November. The 
event concluded with the singing of the alma mater. 




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Betty Wallace White '39, Connie Hatch Herron '38, 
Carolyn Murray Bird '61, and Nancy Topping Heely '51 
met for luncheon in October in Falmouth, Maine. 

The October gathering to see the "Lion King" in New York City brought out a record crowd, including (right) Carissa 
Templeton '98, Urit Chaimovitz '98, Heather Mulvihill '96 and Stormy Horton Bell '92. 


In October, Marion Locke Nutter '55, Mary Gamble 
Holker '50, Tom de Witt and Marcia James Carthaus 
'57 (host), met at the Interlaken Country Club in 
Edina, MN. 

Laurie McCormick '72 and Lenore Silvestro Stein '63 
joined other Los Angeles area alumni at the 
November Braemar Country Club reception in 
Tarzana, CA. 

We are grateful to our volunteers! Jean Michael Petersen '39, Priscilla 
Winslow '35, Ann Mignosa '87, Barbara Ordway Brewer '35, Ruth 
Fulton Rardin '40 and Marge Westgate Doran '37 helped the Office 
of Institutional Advancement with a mailing project. 

SPRING 2001 





Weekend '01, especially those whose year ends in 
"6" or "1." This year is extra special due to the 
celebration of Lasell's 150 birthday! Below is a 
detailed calendar of events: 


3 pm Lasell Village Convocation Ceremony 

Speaker Loretta LaRoche, an internationally recog- 
nized stress management and humor consultant. 
5-7 pm Alumni Art Show and reception 
5:30-7:30 pm Buffet supper 

8 pm Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra 


10 am School of Business & Information Technology 
Convocation Ceremony 

Speaker: Ted Leonsis, President of AOL Interactive 
Properties Group, a founding father of the new 
media industry, and owner of the NHL 
Washington Capitals. 

School Of Allied Health Convocation Ceremony 

Speaker: Bonnie St. John Deane, Olympic medalist in 
downhill skiing, author, corporate executive and 
cancer survivor; named one of the most inspiring 
women in America on NBC Nightly News. 

Tour of Boston's "Big Dig" 

Duck Tour of Boston 

Lobster Bake/BBQ Extravaganza 

Dancing for everyone under the tent 

2 pm 

3 pm 

3 pm 

7-8:30 pm 

8:30-11 pm 


9 -10 am Reunion registration and class gatherings 
10 am Class Pictures/ Alumni Parade of Classes 
10:45 am Reunion Convocation Ceremony 

12 pm Celebration/Reunion Luncheon for all classes, 
1 :30 pm Winslow Academic Center Ribbon-Cutting and 
Dedication Ceremonies 
Not Your Ordinary Raffle Drawing, sponsored by 
Lasell Alumni, Inc. 
3 pm School of Arts & Sciences Convocation Ceremony 
Speaker: Robert B. Parker, best-selling author and 
"dean" of American crime fiction. Best known for 
his fictional Boston private-eye, Spenser. 
6:15 pm Cocktail Reception followed by Gala Celebration 

Dinner (black tie optional), Newton Marriott Hotel 
Class of 2001 fashion show; entertainment by the 
White Heat Orchestra, a 14-piece swing band 


10:45 am 

2 pm 

Academic Procession 
Commencement Ceremony 
Speaker. The Honorable Ann Richards, former 
Governor of Texas 
Awarding of Honorary Degrees 
Tanglewood-style gourmet box lunch 
Performance by the New Philharmonia Orchestra. 
Former Orphean, Lamplighters and Glee Club 
members to sing. 


Board of Management Reunion Chair — 
Jan Slocum '64 

1926/1931 Alumni Office 1966 

1936 Phyllis Gunn Rodgers 1971 

1941 Virginia De Nyse 1976 

1946 Lynn Blodgett Williamson 1981 

1951 Joanne Monahan Garrity 1986 

1956 Peggy Schwingel Kraft 1991 

1961 Laura Jensen 1996 

Barbara Caron MacLean 
Martha Garshman Spector 
Nancy Loftus Keast 
Susan Higgins Conrad 
Kirsten Clark Murphy 
Alumni Office 
Erin Peacock 



Waltham, MA. From 1995 to 1998 she was 
Chief Learning Officer at INTELSAT in 
Washington, D.C. 

Ms. Glidden graduated summa cum 
laude from UMass/Boston and went on to 
receive a Ph.D. in Management from 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 
Sloan School. She has been a member of 
Lasell's Board of Overseers since 1991. She 
is a resident of Medford, MA. 

Lasell's Board of Tustees is pleased to 
welcome three new members to the Board 
of Overseers. 

Heidi W. Helwig is a 1996 cum laude 
Lasell graduate and received her Bachelor 
of Arts degree in Business Administration. 
Her grandmother is Adelaide Shaffer Van 
Winkle '36. 

Ms. Helwig is the ESC/AC Combat Air 
Force, Theater Battle Management Core 
Systems (TBMCS) Program Office Inven- 
tory Control Manager at KKP Corporation 
in Nashua, NH and is responsible for the 
acquisition and deployment of TBMCS 
hardware and software to worldwide loca- 
tions. She is a resident of Waltham, MA. 

Pell B. Kennedy '83 of Saratoga 
Springs, NY received her A.A. from Lasell 
and her B.A. in Communications from the 
College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, in 

1998. She is currently Program Coordinator 
in the Office of the Dean of Special 
Programs at Skidmore College. In addition, 
she is the proprietor of Kennedy 
Consultants, an estate/trust management 
operation that manages and maintains 500 
acres of Northern Lake George land and a 
family trust. Ms. Kennedy is a member of 
the Lasell College Heritage Society. 

Judy Shanahan graduated from 
Lasell in 1948 with a concentration in 
Merchandising. Since 1952 she has lived in 
Manchester, NH and has been active in vol- 
unteer activities with numerous organiza- 
tions, including the local hospital auxiliary 
and the League of Women Voters. In addi- 
tion, Mrs. Shanahan started a school volun- 
teers program for the state of New 
Hampshire, serving as one of its first Board 

Inspired by her work with the New 
Hampshire school system, Judy Shanahan 
went back to college, earning her bachelor's 
degree in elementary education in 1974. 
She pursued the field of special education 
and taught for eleven years as a learning 
disability specialist. Now retired, Judy and 
Jim Shanahan split their time between their 
homes in New Hampshire and Naples, 
Florida. **■ 



"I was a bit hesitant at first," smiles 
Tracey, "but it has worked out. We com- 
plement each other and have specific jobs. 
Michael is good at individual skill work 
and is detail-oriented, while I focus on dif- 
ferent motivational techniques, such as 
visualization, positive self-talk, and relax- 
ation. These are life skills that the athletes 
can use both on and off the court." 

When Tracey became pregnant last 
year it didn't slow her down at all. Young 
John Michael is over six months now and 
the team loves the baby. He's known as 

"the little pumpkin" and is dressed in a 
Lasell outfit at the games. "He loves the 
noise and action of the court," says Tracey. 
"He's been listening to it since before he 
was born. When I think of all the tension 
that I was feeling when I was pregnant if s 
amazing that he's so calm. There were 
times when I was so excited I thought I 
might give birth right then and there!" 

Tracey, Michael, and John Michael are 
concentrating on their winning season. 
Theirs is a combination that has proven 
hard to beat. **• 



says, "and I can recognize outstanding 
candidates when I see them. I now hire 
exclusively from Lasell. The quality is so 
high because the faculty's commitment is 
solid and they pass their passion on to the 

The success of the program starts 
even before day one," says Mauria. "The 
student is right for the program when he 
or she is accepted. Lisa Harris doesn't low- 
er the pole, and once a student is in the 
program she and the faculty will help that 
individual up and over the pole. The stu- 
dents are told what the level of expectation 
is and the program maintains its high stan- 
dards," she continues. 

Mauria gives great kudos to the pro- 
fessionalism and work ethic that the Lasell 

program instills. "The student has confi- 
dence in what is expected and it makes a 
difference. Their problem-solving skills 
have been developed and they have been 
made aware of patients' cultural differ- 
ences. If a patient can't understand you, 
you need to know what to do." 

A member of Lasell's PTA advisory 
board, Mauria says, "I'm short on time but 
I respect the program so much that I'm 
willing to make room in my schedule. 
Theirs is a working mission statement. 
They take what they do seriously and with 
commitment." It seems that everyone con- 
nected with the PTA program knows how 
special it is and all should be congratulat- 
ed for its recent on-site report. »* 



SPRING 2001 


From Toddler to Teacher, Internship 
Coordinator Deborah Stolbach Has Strong 
Lasell Connections 

off at the Lasell Child Study Center, Lasell's nationally-accredited nursery school, by her 
mother. Once the preschooler who enjoyed the block corner, story time, and loved her 
teacher at Rockwell, Deborah is now at the head of the classroom, conducting the 
Foundation Internship Seminar for Social Science majors. 

With her Lasell nursery school diploma in 
hand, she eventually went to New Haven, 
Connecticut and received her B.A. degree in psy- 
chology from Yale in 1984. Returning to familiar 
territory, she continued her studies at Boston 
University (BU), where she earned a master's in 
social work in 1989. Since that time she has been 
a practicing social worker in the Cambridge/ 
Somerville area and in Boston. She has worked 
primarily with pregnant and parenting teenagers, 
and most recently worked at a shelter for homeless 
families in Dorchester. 

"I love direct service work with families," says 
Deborah, "but when I was working with master's 
of social work students at BU, I also found I 
enjoyed teaching and mentoring." This interest led 
Deborah back to her Lasell roots and the students 
in the Social Science Foundation Internship 
Seminar have been the ones who have benefited. 

"For the students in my seminar if s their first 
exposure to social work as a career. They are 
developing their people skills and finding out if 
there is a particular population or agency they 

would like to work with," explains Deborah. 

The semester before students begin their 
internships, Deborah meets with them and learns 
what their interests and learning styles are. She 
has already communicated with sites that have 
had or want an intern and she then matches stu- 
dents to sites. Once the internships are underway, 
she visits the sites, meets with the supervisors, 
judges whether or not the students' goals are being 
met, and handles any necessary trouble shooting. 

When Deborah does not have her internship 
hat on, she is working off-campus, consulting and 
training at various agencies that work with preg- 
nant and parenting teens. Her work experience 
complements her advising role. 

Recently Deborah's mother ran into her Lasell 
nursery teacher. "She remembered both me and 
my brother. I don't know if thaf s good or bad," 
Deborah laughs. Judging by how she relates to her 
students and vice versa, she was a very receptive 
youngster who has translated her experiences long 
ago into a satisfying teaching career at Lasell. **• 



organizational skills 

• The support of the college administration as 
reflected in excellent student/faculty ratios 

• Teamwork of the program chair and program 
coordinator in delineating roles that benefit the 
students, faculty, and overall college commu- 

• Availability of PTA program faculty to indi- 

vidualize attention within a student-focused 

Unique opportunity for students to articulate 
with the exercise physiology program at Lasell 
College and the articulation agreement for stu- 
dents into the Northeastern University physi- 
cal therapy program **• 



The Davis Educational Foundation, estab- 
lished by Stanton and Elizabeth Davis after his 
retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets 
Inc., specifically earmarks its funding for faculty 
and training in the use and adaptation of technol- 
ogy for instructional purposes. 

"Lasell has already invested heavily in tech- 
nology infrastructure and has opened the new 
Winslow Academic Center to showcase its com- 
mitment to the integration of information technol- 
ogy into the classroom," President de Witt said. 
"This grant, the second from the Davis Educa- 
tional Foundation (the first was $250,000 in 1994 
for networking), was the product of the creative 
and diligent efforts of a group of dedicated and 
enthusiastic faculty and staff who worked togeth- 
er to craft the winning grant proposal. This is a 

real feather in Lasell's cap as it strengthens the 
College's professional development efforts." (See 
technology story on Winslow Hall, page 8). »- 

England Exchange 

Thanks in part to generous alumni 
sponsors, several students were able to 
participate in an exchange program with 
St. Martin's College in Ambleside, England 
this past June. They were chaperoned by 
Lasell Vice President for Business and 
Finance, Betsey Shurtleff Winter '70 
(photo above, far right). 


Calling all former 
Orphean/ Lamp- 
lighter/Glee Club singers 
and anyone else who 
wants to sing — This is 
your chance to participate 
in a once-in-a-lifetime 
opportunity at the 150th anniversary of your 
alma mater! We invite you to join your class- 
mates in singing at the closing ceremony of 
the Sesquicentennial Celebration with the 
New Philharmonia Orchestra on Sunday, May 
20, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. If you are interested, 
please call (617) 243-2139. Music will be 
mailed to you sometime in April. **< 



"Speaking of education as engagement," 
Dr. Ostrow continues, "Faculty should feel 
richly connected to and supported by the 
institution. Lasell appears to me to have 
made great strides toward this end; for me, 
it is a priority. I want to work with faculty 
to develop mechanisms for interdisciplinary 
collaboration, for ways to reflect together on 
excellence and innovation in teaching, and 
for opportunities to develop as scholars, as 
teachers, and as professional practitioners." 

"Lasell College is an exciting and excited 
place," he says, clearly impressed with what 
he sees on the suburban, 50-acre campus. 
"A lot has to do with President Tom de Witt, 
who generates enormous enthusiasm for the 
institution — I look forward to working 
toward meeting all of the challenges present- 
ed by the College's remarkable transforma- 
tion and growth during recent years." **• 

SPRING 2001 



Listings tliat appear in all caps denote home games. Occasionally, due to weather, etc., dates and times may change. 
For confirmation, please check with the Athletics Department at 617-243-2147 '. 




Ft. Myers Tournament 

27 Tuesday 

Johnson & Wales 

29 Thursday 


31 Saturday 

Maine Maritime (2)* 


2 Monday 


4 Wednesday R1V1ER COLLEGE 

5 Thursday 


7 Saturday 

Elms College(2)* 

8 Sunday 


12 Thursday 


17 Tuesday 

Mt. Ida College (2)* 

19 Thursday 

Curry College 

21 Saturday 

Becker College(2)* 

22 Sunday 

Bay Path (2)* 

24 Tuesday 

Daniel Webster (2) 

25 Wednesday NAC Quarter-Finals 

28 Saturday 

NAC Tournament 


1 Tuesday 


* Denotes North Atlantic Conference Game 
Head Coach: Bob McKinley (3rd year) 
Assistant Coach: Tom DeFilippo (3rd year) 



14 Wednesday 
27 Tuesday 
29 Thursday 
31 Saturday 

Colby-Sawyer (scrimmage) 

Nichols College 

Curry College 



5 Thursday Plymouth State College 
7 Saturday ELMS COLLEGE 
9 Monday Umass Dartmouth 
16 Monday Elms College 
19 Thursday University S. Maine 
23 Monday Salem State College 

Head Coach: Kristin Neary (1st year) 
Assistant Coach: Janice Hopper (1st year) 



14 Wednesday Wentworth Institute 

27 Tuesday University of New Haven 
29 Thursday Nichols College 
31 Saturday UMASS BOSTON 


2 Monday 
5 Thursday 
8 Sunday 
11 Tuesday 
16 Monday 
24 Tuesday 
26 Thursday 
30 Monday 

Assumption College 
Plymouth State College 
Mt. Ida College 
Salem State College 

Head Coach: Jon Gorgone 
Assistant Coach: Corey Keefer 

WOMEN'S SOCCER 2001-2002 


8 Saturday 
10 Monday 
13 Thursday 
16 Sunday 
20 Thursday 
25 Tuesday 
27 Thursday 
29 Saturday 


3:30 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. 
11:00 a.m. 

3:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
12:00 p.m. 
2:00 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. 
.3:30 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
12:00 p.m. 
12:00 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. 

3:30 p.m. 

5-6:30 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 

UMass Dartmouth 

UMass Boston 






Daniel Webster College 12:00 p.m 


1 Monday 


4:00 p.m 

4 Thursday 


4:00 p.m 

7 Saturday 

Maine Maritime Academy 

1:00 p.m 

10 Wednesday 


4:00 p.m 

13 Saturday 



16 Tuesday 


4:00 p.m 

18 Thursday 

Mt. Ida College 

3:00 p.m 

20 Saturday 

Bay Path College 

2:00 p.m 

24 Wednesday 

North Atlantic Conference 


27 Saturday 

North Atlantic Conference 


28 Sunday 

North Atlantic Conference Finals 


FIELD HOCKEY 2001-2002 

* Denotes North Atlantic Conference game 
** Friends & Family Weekend 
Head Coach: Dave Glidden (1st year) 
Assistant Coaches: TBA 



8 Saturday Beloit College (Wisconsin) 


Saturday University of S. Maine 

Monday Fitchburg State College 

Monday Elms College* 

Thursday Newbury College 

Saturday Clark University* 


1 Monday 

3 Wednesday 

7 Saturday 

9 Tuesday 

13 Saturday 

15 Monday 

21 Sunday 

24 Wednesday 


3 Saturday 

4 Sunday 

Becker College* 


Maine Maritime Academy* 



Daniel Webster 

Mt. Ida College* 


North Atlantic Semi-finals 
North Atlantic Championship 

1:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
11:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 


*North Atlantic Conference Match 

Head Coach: Giovanni A. Pacini (4th year) 

Assistant Coach: Jeff Hallenback (2nd year) 





Johnson & Wales 




Johnson & Wales 


4:00 p.m. 




7:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 




7:00 p.m. 

3:30 p.m. 




12:00 p.m 

3:30 p.m. 


12:00 p.m. 



Mt. Ida College* 

7:00 p.m. 




7:00 p.m. 



Becker College* 

1:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 



Anna Maria College 

7:00 p.m. 

3:30 p.m. 



Tri-match Wentworth & Umass 

1:00 p.m. 

12:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 


3:30 p.m. 



Rivier College 

7:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 



Daniel Webster 

7:00 p.m. 

3:30 p.m. 



Eastern Connecticut Tourney 

5:30 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 



Eastern Connecticut Tourney 

9:30 p.m. 



Suffolk University 

6:00 p.m. 



Westfield State College 

7:00 p.m. 




7:00 p.m. 




12:00 p.m 



Emerson College 

8:00 p.m. 



Atlantic Union College 

7:00 p.m. 



CT College Tourney 


4:00 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 



Lesley College* 

7:30 p.m. 




7:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 

1 f\f} — -. 


l:0U p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 



North Atlantic Conference 





6 Thursday 


4:00 p.m. 

9 Sunday 

St. Joseph's (ME) 

1:00 p.m. 

1 1 Tuesday 

Nichols College 

4:00 p.m. 

13 Thursday 

Salem State College 

4:00 p.m. 

15 Saturday 

Husson College 

4:00 p.m. 

16 Sunday 

Thomas College 

1:00 p.m. 

19 Wednesday 


4:00 p.m. 

22 Saturday 


1:00 p.m.* 

24 Monday 

Eastern Connecticut State 

4:00 p.m. 

26 Wednesday 


4:00 p.m. 

29 Saturday 

Anna Maria College 

1:00 p.m. 


2 Tuesday 

Becker College* 

4:00 p.m. 

6 Saturday 


1:00 p.m. 

7 Sunday 


12:00 p.m 

11 Thursday 


4:00 p.m. 

13 Saturday 

Wheelock College* 


16 Tuesday 


4:00 p.m. 

23 Tuesday 

NAC Quarterfinals 


27 Saturday 

NAC Semi-finals 


28 Sunday 

NAC Finals 


*North Atlantic Conference =Game 
**Parents Cookout 

Head Coach: Jessica Cormier (3rd year) 
Assistant Coaches: Sarah Palfy (2nd Year) 
Kelly Sullivan (2nd year) 

'North Atlantic Conference Match 
Head Coach: Mary Tom (4th year) 
Assistant Coach: Karin Chue (4th year) 

SPRING 2001 

© 2001, Lasell College. 
All rights reserved. 

Lasell Leaves is distributed twice a year, 
free of charge to alumni, students, and 
friends of Lasell. 

The publication is produced by 

The Office of Institutional Advancement 

Lasell College 

1844 Commonwealth Avenue 

Newton, MA 02466-2716 

Tel. (617) 243-2141 

Dean for Institutional Advancement 
Ruth S. Shuman 

Fran Weil 

Associate Editor 
Phyllis Taylor 

Director of Support Services 

Jeanne A. Johnsen '72 

Signature Communications 



SPRING 2001 




A Note from Karen 
Gill, Director of 
Alumni Affairs 

Dear Friends: 

Thank you for making the Lasell College 
Sesquicentennial Weekend, May 17-20, 2001 
such a resounding success! As the more than 
500 alumni who attended with family and 
friends discovered, there can be real magic in 

revisiting one's past. 

For our large 
group of Reunioners, 
Lasell — once the 
center of their uni- 
verse — became so 
again. Attending 
Reunion Weekend 
transported the visit- 
ing alumni back to 
that place in time 
when they discovered a new world on their 
own — a place where they made so many 
friends — a place where their experiences 
helped to shape the course of their lives. 

We so appreciate the countless hours put 
in by our volunteers during that non-stop 
extravaganza. It was very gratifying to see so 
many people so happy about being back on 
campus. And thank you, also, to those alum- 
ni who wrote letters sharing their pleasure in 
their experiences at the big weekend. We are 
delighted that the series of events were so 
well attended and are so memorable. 

So don't be a stranger. Come back soon 
and come back often. We love to see you on 
campus and look forward to greeting you 
again in May for Reunion 2002! 


Karen GUI, Director of 
Alumni Affairs 

Karen Gill 


River Day/ Homecoming /Family & 
Friends Weekend is Saturday and Sunday 
October 14 & 15. Please join us Sunday at the 
Stoller Boathouse for Lasell's annual River 
Day festivities. The century-old war canoes 
are still used for the competition and have 
been completely restored. »■ 

Message from the President 
Lasell Alumni, Inc. 


students will have completed their four years at Lasell College. This is a milestone 

for what used to be a small New England women's junior college and has also proven 

to be a successful change. 

Positive change is 
almost palpable at Lasell, 
as one walks the campus 
and views the improve- 
ments and the growth. If 
you haven't been back to 
the College, I encourage 
you to visit Lasell and see 
for yourselves how strik- 
ing (and exciting!) all the 
changes are. Winslow 
Hall has been magically 

transformed into an impressive Academic Center, 

complete with air-conditioned classrooms, faculty 

offices, and student lounge areas, yet the hall has 

been left architecturally as it was. A new residence 

hall, scheduled to open in the fall of 2001, is being 

built on Seminary Avenue and will be named, 

"Seminary Suites". Lasell College, under the able 

direction of President de Witt, is thriving and there 

are many new and exciting things to come. 

The Board of Management, which was actively 

Jacqueline Paulding 
Hauser '50, President of 
Lasell Alumni, Inc. 

Sesquicentennial, is a working group of committed 
alumni interested in giving something back to its 
alma mater. This year, we are fortunate to have 
two exceptional students, one male and one 
female, join us as members of the Board of 
Management, representing the student body. 

We welcome and invite interested alumni to 
join us in various undertakings on behalf of Lasell. 

For further information, I urge you to contact 
the Alumni Office and express your interest direct- 
ly to Karen Gill. 

The coming two years as Lasell Alumni presi- 
dent will present challenges for me but with the 
experience of the Board of Management members 
and the able staff of the Alumni Office, I know that 
we will succeed and make this a most exciting and 
productive period. 

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this 
exceptional group. 

Jacqueline Paulding Hauser '50 
President of Lasell Alumni, Inc. 

involved in the recent celebration of the 

Save the Date! 


has decided to incorporate some of the highlights into Reunion 2002! 

Reunion Weekend will now be linked with 
Commencement Weekend and Lasell will create 
its very own Lasell Night at the Pops-style 
evening under the tent, with the talented New 
Philharmonia Orchestra and singer Livingston 
Taylor performing on campus. We will also try, 
for the first time, affinity reunions — one for 
each of the three schools at Lasell. These 
reunions will include alumni from all years who 
were in the Fashion Program (School of Business 
and Information Technology); Physical Therapist 
Assistants (PTA) Program in the School of Allied 
Health; and Early Childhood Education majors 
in the School of Arts and Sciences. Our objective 
is to mtermingle the generations and foster a net- 
working atmosphere. 

Of course, nostalgia will still reign with class 
reunions for all classes with special emphasis on 
years ending in "2" and "7". 

Check out the Lasell College website 
( for further information. 
Please e-mail the Alumni Affairs Office at 

Singer, songwriter and musician, Livingston Taylor will 
be performing at "Lasell Night at the Pops." With his 
soft, easy style, Taylor has been a professional musician 
for 30 years and has recorded 11 albums. The level of his 
songcraft, like his homespun brand of showmanship, is 
consistently impressive. with any address changes 
or class notes. **- 

Lasell Alumni Merchandise is available through the Alumni Board of Management. T-shirts, 
mugs, stationery, history books, watches, etc. Contact the Alumni Affairs Office for an order form 
(617) 243-2139. 


Class Notes 25 



Barbara Cole French '61 

Call for Nominations for 
Lasell Medallion 

Association's Board of Management selects individuals to receive 
the Lasell Medallion. The bronze award may be presented to "any 
member of the Lasell family who, by virtue of distinguished ser- 
vice to the College or society at large, has brought added honor to 
the name Lasell." Nominations for the 2002 award, which will be 
conferred at the Reunion Convocation on May 18, should be sent 
to Medallion Chair, Lasell College Office of Alumni Affairs, 1844 
Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466-2716. 


Barbara Cole French '61 

Barbara's family is intricately woven into Lasell's history and the con- 
nections run deep and strong. This is Barbara's 40 tn reunion year, but if s 

been over 70 years since the first family member 
arrived on this campus. Her mother, Mildred "Billie" 
Bell Cole, graduated in the class of 1931 while 
Barbara and her sister, Bette Cole Green, graduated 
in 1961 and 1963. In 1988, it was a special moment 
when grandmother "Billie" presented Barbara's 
daughter, Laura, with her Lasell degree. 

While at Lasell, Barbara threw herself into the life 
of the College and as a graduate she has been an 
equally strong supporter of the Alumni Association. 
Over the years many of her classmates have heard her voice (yes, Barbara 
was an Orphean singer) calling on behalf of the College during one of the 
annual phonathons. 

Barbara has always been there when Lasell needed her support. When 
her mother stepped off the Board of Corporators, Barbara was elected to the 
Board and the College benefited from the continued Cole presence. 

Peggy Schwingel Kraft '56 

With unfailing energy and commitment, Peggy has continuously devot- 
ed herself to Lasell, enthusiastically taking on many roles. Long an active 
volunteer at the College, she was 
appointed to the Board of Overseers 
in 1996 and elected to the Board of 
Trustees in 1997, where she now 
serves as the chair of the 
Development Committee. 

Always willing to step forward 
when needed, she has served with 
Trustee Joan Howe Weber '51 as co- 
chair of the Lasell 150 Campaign. In 
this capacity, she has been both a 
College spokesperson and volunteer 

solicitor. She has involved her husband, Rudy Kraft, an overseer since 1999, 
in her efforts, and the team of Kraft & Kraft has been generous in its support 
of the Winslow Renovation Project and unrestricted endowment during the 

Peggy is equally active at home in Florida, where she serves on several 
boards and was the recipient of the "R. David Thomas Child Advocate of the 
Year" award. She fills her treasured spare time with family, having nine 
grandchildren who live close by, and she deems herself "Florida State's most 
avid football fan." 

Joan Howe Weber '51 

Joan spun into overdrive during 2001 . In the year 
of both her 50th Class Reunion and Lasell's 150 th 
Anniversary, she dedicated herself to the success of 
both. Tireless in her encouragement of all her class 
members to be present for the May 17-20 sesquicen- 



The team of Kraft & Kraft: Peggy Schwingel 
Kraft '56 and her husband Rudy. 

Winners of the "Not Your 
Ordinary Raffle" 


$100 + Allied Domecq Gift basket 

$100 Auburndale Coop. Bank Savings account 

Boulder Morty's Indoor Rock Climbing 

$330 Leica Camera, Stormy Horton Bell '92 

$100 Cash prize, Jean Campbell '44 

$100 Cash prize, Nancy Lawson Donahue '49 

$50 Gleason's Flowers Gift Certificate 

$91 One-year on-line subscription to the 

Want Advertiser, Nancy Curtis Grellier '49 
$91 One-year on-line subscription to the 

Want Advertiser, Nancy Curtis Grellier '49 
$100 Cash prize, Priscilla Spence Hall '43 
$150 Cash prize, Kathryn Poore Hamel '49 
$ 50 Floral Arrang., J. Paulding Hauser '50 
$100 Hill Jeweler's Gift certificate 
$100 Cash prize, P. Lynn Kiefer Holt '61 
$170 Weekend Stay for Two, Lasell Inn B & B 
$100 Gift Cert. Pottery Barn, J. Sargent Lee '49 
Dinner for Two at Longfellow's Wayside Inn 
$100 Gift Cert., Marriott Hotel, K. Morgan Lucey '67 
$150 Brass Sculpture, B. Stickle Mode Interiors '47 
$100 Gift Cert. - Pillar House 
$150 Russ Berrie Limited Ed. Porcelain Doll, 

Susan Scichilone Presti '88 (The Enchanted Child) 
$100 Cash Prize, Betty Culver Thomson '48 
Two tickets - Turtle Lane Playhouse 
$100 Cash prize, Adelaide Shaffer Van Winkle '36 
$100 Cash prize, Harriet "Honey" Markham 

Wedeman '48 
$100 Cash prize, Lynn Blodgett Williamson '46 
$50 — Two tickets — Worcester Foothills Theatre 



Nancy Goodale '66 

Robin Parry 

Marjorie Ulrich McLaughlin '41 

Janet Stewart 

Susan Coster Malsin '64 

Donald Demers 

Anne Tardanico 

Kurt Swan son 

Elizabeth Schlegel Lutz '58 

Carolee Scribner Cain '56 

Catherine Murray '54 

James Hayes 

Nancy Lawson Donahue '49 

Rosalind Deacon '82 

Virginia Wilhelm Harshbarger '38 

Vivien Ash Gallagher '64 

Audrey Souther DesRoches '48 

Gerry and Anne Griffin 

Sue Stadefeld 

Nancy Black '66 

Cathy Black 

Robin Huard Connors '80 
Barbara Shea Driscoll '47 
Priscilla Sleeper Sterling '40 
Jacqueline Burke McGuire '88 

Gail Warren Barry '61 
Holly Tate '78 

Joan Howe Weber '51 


continued on page 27 

We gratefully acknowledge that all printing was donated by BHF Printing of Norwood, MA. 

Proceeds of $4,900 benefited the Alumni Scholarship Fund. 

Anyone who would like to donate an item, gift certificate, vacation home, etc., please 
contact Karen Gill, Director of Alumni Affairs, at (617) 243-2139. 

The recipients of Alumni Association Scholarships are returning 
students who have demonstrated their outstanding ability as scholars. 
They were selected from a competitive pool of applicants and bring a 
wide range of talents to the Lasell community. 

Most are leaders in extra-curricular activities on and off campus 
including: Admission Ambassador, Drama Club, Student Liaison to the 
Alumni Board of Management, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, 
Lasell College Planning Committee, Men's Basketball, Cross-Country, 
Women's Lacrosse, Peer Tutor, Center for Public Service, Resident 
Assistant, Campus Activities Board, Emerging Leaders Program, 
Judicial Board, and Bible Study. 

The recipients for the 2001-2002 school year are: 

Carla Bascope, a junior Fashion Merchandising major from 

Crofton, MD. 
Anna Lisa Comunale, a sophomore Elementary Education major 

from Woburn, MA. 
Michael Terrell Connor, a junior Elementary Education major 

from Branford, CT. 
Daniel James Costa III, a sophomore Psychology major 

from Freetown, MA. 
Crystal Crafts, a sophomore General Studies major 

from Florence, MA. 
Shelby Derissaint, a senior Legal Studies/Pre-law major 

from Hyde Park, MA. 
Amanda Frenette, a junior Special Education major 

from Southwick, MA. 
Sarah King, a junior Physical Therapist Assistant and Exercise 

Physiology major from Whitman, MA. 
Elisa Mckernan, a junior Psychology major from Pocasset, MA. 
Laura Miller, a junior Fashion Design major from Mount Joy, PA. 
Siobhan Smith, a senior Liberal Arts major from Cambridge, MA. 
Jarrod VanDerwerken, a senior Accounting major 

from Rockport, MA. 

26 Class Notes 



Throughout the year, the President and members of the Institutional 
Advancement staff travel around the country to meet with alumni from all 
class years at Lasell gatherings. If s a chance to meet and network with 
other alumni in your geographic area while also hearing the latest infor- 
mation about Lasell. Recently, many spouses /guests have been attending 
these events and they have enjoyed hearing about their partner's college 
life. Friendships are renewed and also begun. Please contact the Alumni 


28 Sunday 

New York City 

Luncheon at MOMA (Museum of 
Modern Art) and private tour of the 
American Crafts Museum 


3 Saturday 

CT Valley — West Hartford, CT 
Luncheon at the Town and 
County Club 


• en Manatee Habitat 

At the Mote Marine Aquarium with a large manatee as a backdrop, Sesquicen- 
tennial Outreach Committee Co-chair Nancy Curtis Grellier '49 encouraged the 
Sarasota, FL alumni to attend Lasell's 150th anniversary celebration. Howard 
and Nancy Goodman Cobin '55 served as hosts for the event. 

Former Trustee Patty Zinkowski generously sponsored the Gold Coast, FL area 
alumni at the Palm Beach Polo Club. 

Affairs Office at (617) 243-2139 if you can help to provide ideas, organize 
an event, etc. The office creates and mails all invitations, so when you are 
a host, all that is needed is to receive the RSVP replies and make some 
follow-up phone calls. 

If you go south in the winter months, please give us your address so 
that we can send you an invitation to events. 

MARCH, '02 

9 Saturday 

Sarasota, FL 

10 Sunday 

Naples, FL area 

14 Thursday 

Miami area, FL 

16 Saturday 

Gold Coast area, FL 

Joanne Monahan Garrity '51 served as host for the Tarpon Springs, 
FL reception held at the Cypress Run Golf Club. 

Hosts Bill and Marilyn McNie Middlebrook '45 welcomed a record 
number of alumni and their guests at the Naples, FL brunch held at 
the Vineyards Country Club. 

Class of 1941 Reunion Recap 

On May 17th, a small group of the Class of '41 reg- 
istered at Winslow, with great expectations for the 
weekend. They were Betty McGrath Brown, Becky 
Allen Ryan (with husband Bob), Eleanor Pfaff Daly, 
Nancy Keach Paine, Ilene Derick Whelpley and 
Lucille Wielandt Speight. Ginny DeNyse, who 
planned to be with us, could not attend because of ill- 
ness and was greatly missed. 

Fortunately there were a couple of students at 
Winslow who offered to drive us with our luggage to 
Haskell House, to carry our bags to the second floor. 
We would never have made it otherwise, our median 
age being 79! 

I felt that the Boston Pops concert was the most 
outstanding event of the weekend. I, for one, could 
have sat through the concert a second time. 

On Friday there were two tours of Boston, "on 
land and sea," of which I didn't partake, but the 
Lobster Bake Extravaganza in the evening was a real 
winner. (None of us wanted to miss any meals, as the 
food was excellent.) 

Saturday morning, another beautiful sunny day, 
we had a great gathering of classes. Two more class- 

mates, Dorothy Macomber Vannah and Marge 
Williams Horton, joined our ranks. After the parade, 
class pictures, and medallion presentations, we had a 
luncheon for all classes under the Taylor Field tent. 

Each afternoon there were convocation speakers 
whose talks we could attend, depending on our partic- 
ular interest. 

We had the opportunity after lunch to have a tour 
of Lasell Village. What a beautiful place in which to 
spend the rest of your life. We actually were invited to 
see our guide's apartment: a spacious, nicely furnished 
home that was lacking nothing. If s understandable that 
there's a waiting list for occupancy. 

That evening one of the '42 gals in Haskell attend- 
ed the celebration dinner at the Marriott, which we lat- 
er found out was a terrific success. 

Sunday morning had us bidding sad farewells and 
making promises to keep in touch. We are trying to get 
together some mini-reunions this coming year, so 
please join us. 

~ Lucille Wielandt Speight '41 



tennial activities, she was a driving force 
behind getting so many '51 reunioners to 
Lasell for the milestone celebration. 

As Co-Chair of the Lasell 150 Campaign, 
Joan Howe Weber has been inspiring in her 
dedication to ensuring its success. She has 
shown the way to others by her particular 
interest in and support of scholarship, 
faculty development, and the Winslow 
Renovation project. 

Having served on both the Boards of 
Overseers and Trustees, Joan Weber became 
the new Vice Chairman of the College's 
Board of Trustees this past January. For the 
past 12 years, she has also contributed much 
of her time and leadership to Saint Joseph 
Hospital in her hometown of Lexington, 
Kentucky. **• 


Class Notes 27 

EDITOR'S NOTE: In the interest of protecting the privacy of our alumni, it is the policy 
of the Alumni Affairs Office not to divulge alumni addresses, e-mail addresses or phone 
numbers unless it has been verified that the request is from another alumnus. 

The content of Class Notes is based on material submitted to Lasell College's Alumni 
Office. Due to the large number of submissions, Lasell is unable to verify the factual content 
of each entry and is not responsible for erroneous material. 

Because of the possibility of unexpected changes, in general, we do not publish future 
events, but will be delighted to announce weddings and those events that have already 
taken place. 

The Class Notes printed in this issue were received by July 31, 2001 and notes 
received after that date will appear in the next issue. If you wish to have a photograph 
returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. 

Please send your news to the Alumni Office at 1844 Commonwealth Avenue, 
Newton, MA 02466-2716. 



Mary Groff Cooper is still playing bridge with her 
over-90-year-old friends and loves spending time with her 


Marjorie Magune Curtis '31 and President de Witt 
share a moment at Lasell's 150th Celebration 

Marjorie Magune Curtis returned for her 70th reunion 
this past May and proclaimed, "I just love Lasell. If s won- 
derful to keep up with all the changes — seeing men on 
campus, and all those lovely new buildings." 

During the weekend, Marjorie was happy to catch up 
with Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 and Marguerite Boyd 
Greene '30. Remembering her years at Lasell, Marjorie 
recalls Miss Potter. "She called us her little white doves,' 
and she was strict. It was a privilege to be asked to sit at 
her table, and she made sure that our table manners were 
perfect. She knew how ladies were meant to behave." 


MAY 17-19, 2002 

"Never see any notes in the '33 column," writes Bette 
Andrews York. "I'm still in my own home, keeping house 
and doing yard work. See my daughter from Oklahoma 
twice a year, and my son shows up to give me a hand if I 
need him." 

Amorette Larchar Skilton is keeping up with the good 
athletic training she received at Lasell. About Lasell, she 
says, "It was a happy time." 

Louise Newell Audette moved to Brookfield, CT, to be 
near her family. She says, "My grandchildren had a big 
celebration at my home in honor of my 88th birthday." 

Ruth Stafford Clark and her daughter were luncheon 
guests of cousin Constance Allen Dunbar '18 in South 
Windsor, CT. Connie is an "amazing" 103-years-old. 


shores, ME. I still enjoy exercising, 
playing bridge and volunteering at 
the local hospital." 

Our sincere condolences to 
Harriet Colwell Reeves on the 
death of her husband in February 


Ruth Koritzky Kopelman is 

happy to celebrate the 150th 
anniversary of Lasell. "Kindest per- 
sonal regards to my classmates and 
friends at Lasell." Ruth has seven 
grandchildren and two great- 

Our sincere condolences to 
Dorothy Paine Chaucer on the 
death of her son. 

Gladys Packer Sugarman was 
honored at the annual donor din- 
ner of the Fall River, MA, Temple 
Beth El sisterhood. Gladys has been 
an active volunteer since 1940. She 
accepted the position of treasurer 
in 1955, a two-year term. She 
retired from the position in 2000, "a 
job which lasted more than half my 
life." Gladys enjoys bowling, golf- 
ing, knitting, and spending time 
with her grandchildren and great- 

From Marjorie Reed Colley, 
'To all who returned for our 65th 
reunion, hello and congratulations 

for making it to Lasell this year. I was sorry to miss it. We 
are still living in our own home in Florida and managing to 
take care of ourselves. I enjoy gardening and quilting. Our 
companion is a 2-year-old miniature schnauzer." 

Martha Sweetnam Pearson sends her very best wishes 
to all who were at reunion. "I am sorry to miss it." 

"My best to all Class of '36ers," writes Georgianna 
Taber Cotter. "I am still busy in clubs, church and volun- 
teering. I relax out at Prudence Island, RI, from May until 


of 1936 

Submitted by Emily Hubbel Weiss '36 

There is a little story 
I really had to tell — 
If s about a great Reunion 
At a college named Lasell. 

Saturday, nineteenth of May 
From Tom — in de Witt Hall, 
We heard with great excitement 
The total of it all! 

For weeks, you might say years 
At a place called Newton, Mass. 
We've heard about a date 
That was soon to pass. 

Tom made the announcements 
In his usual charming way, 
But then he knocked us over 
With what he had to say. 

Dr. Tom de Witt our leader 
Had a fine idea thaf s clear, 
"Lef s have a big Reunion 
At the place we hold so dear." 

One couple gave one million dollars 
So much for them to do! 
And then our loyal friends 
Gave their money too. 

And then he started doing 
The things he had to do... 
"Reunion" was in hand now 
Getting set for me and you. 


Was what those donors gave 

Isn't that a reason 

For all of us to rave? 

Even though our leader 
Did other things - that's true, 
The month of May was nearing 
Just for me — and also you. 

The other things that happened 
The speeches and the trips, 
Were also done, remarkably 
You'll hear from other lips. 

So many people did their part 
To make things go so well, 
I thought it was a story 
I would like to tell. 

But, as a grad of dear Lasell 
I'm bursting with delight - 
I even dreamed about it all 
When I came home that night! 

pus looked beautiful. Faye Wadhams Smith and I represent- 
ed our class. It was so good to be together again at Lasell." 

/<-% *w 70TH REUNION 
J/ MAY 17-19, 2002 

Barbara Burnham Rice moved to "a nice assisted-living 
home in Indiana near her daughter." 

From Meadville, PA, Janet Owens DeArment writes, 
"After moving three times in the past year, I am now firmly 
settled in a retirement community that has assisted care 
available. I am sorry to have missed the big Lasell event." 

At the 150th celebration, Arlene Wishart Sylvester 
(center) with Faye Wadhams Smith (right) and Faye's 
daughter Melissa Smith Hubbard '68 (left). 


Writes Lydia Barnes Smith, "Discovered another Lasell 
'girl' — Constance King Barnes '41 — here at Penobscot 

Elizabeth Lloyd Fritch is proud of her 10 grandchildren 
and one great-granddaughter. 

Audrey Slawson Drake lives in Ponte Vedra, FL, where 
one of the big golf tournaments takes place. However, she 
loves being in Meredith, NH, for part of the summer. She 
keeps in touch with Lasell friends Evelyn Bang, Elizabeth 
Lloyd Fritch, Faye Wadhams Smith and Jean Randall 

Arlene Wishart Sylvester writes, "The 150th celebration 
was a huge success. The weather was perfect and the cam 


To Mildred Sheldon Steele who lives in San Jose, CA, 
our condolences on the death of her husband. 

Writes Frances Shepard Pilkington, "I have reluctantly 
sold my home in Mansfield, MA, and moved into an inde- 
pendent-living complex in the same town. I love it. I hope 
to continue to spend the six winter months in Sarasota, FL, 
and attend the Lasell alumni meeting there in March." 

28 Class Notes 



CLASS OF 1946 

E. D aland Bonney Couper has just published a book 
entitled Nutrition to Live. "I spent three years work on it," 
she says, "and ifs the biggest thing I've ever done." 

Frances Britton Holden writes, "Our girl scout and boy 
scout memorabilia business is still exciting. Sorry to miss 
the big weekend." 

Lucy Harrison Eimer celebrated her big "80th" birth- 
day in March with family and friends. 

"We still love living in southern California and RV'ing. 
Our three children and four grandchildren all live nearby," 
writes Doris Somerville Krom. 

Patricia Taylor Henderson enjoyed Lasell's 150th with 
her daughter, Pamela Henderson Pagliaro '79. She says, 
"I am impressed with how the College has grown and is 
doing so well." 

Helen Woodward Fassett volunteers in a convalescent 
home, the Red Cross, and her church. 


Our sincere condolences to Geraldine Bixby Averill, 
on the death of her daughter, Mary Beth, in June 2000. 

Peggy Card Suydam is selling her home in Maine and 
moving to a retirement community in New Hampshire. 

Ginny DeNyse writes, "I was saddened when I realized 
I would not be able to make the trip to Lasell for our 60th 
reunion. I had a bad winter with shingles and pneumonia." 
But Ginny enjoyed making reunion calls. 'It was good to 
hear all the voices on the telephone and to pick up our 
friendships without a thought to the 60-year spread. It 
brought back memories and good times and much laughter." 

We were sorry to hear that Mary Doig Nicholson's 
husband died in February 2001. 

Lora Green Moses is pleased with her new home at a 
retirement community in Charleston, SC. 

Jacqueline Lander Schofield spends her winters in 
Florida and her summers on Cape Cod. She says, "I drive 
by Lasell and see all the changes almost every year." 

Writes Louise Lorion DeVries, "We have lived in 
southern California for 50 years and enjoy the mild climate. 
Our 12th great-grandchild is on the way! A fond hello to all 
the '41ers." 

identity a second time by our exclusion from Class Notes. 
Old friends are to be cherished, so pick up your phone, or 
e-mail Lasell and lef s get the identification ball rolling." 

Gertrude Ruch Kauffman visited with Elizabeth 
Heckel Allen and Mary Young Jacobs '48 in New York. 

Elizabeth S. Allen writes, "I am now in a nursing home 
and would be happy to hear from anyone who likes to 
write letters." 

Our sincere condolences to Hazel Strachan Hassig 
whose husband died suddenly in June 2000. 

Our sympathy to Arline Walter Bozoian whose 
husband passed away in June 2000. 


CLASS OF 1941 

Our condolences to Marie MacGregor Woodward 
whose husband died in August 2000. Marie bought a con- 
do and moved to Keene, NH. She visited her daughters in 
Florida this past winter. Betty McGrath Brown vacationed 
in Arizona. 

Writes Marjorie Ulrich McLaughlin, "We were sur- 
rounded with snow here in New Hampshire and, although 
we enjoy our winter sports, we looked forward to Florida 
in March." 

Ellen Visscher Choquette spends winters in Florida 
and summers on Long Island, NY. 

Lucille Wielandt Speight has been to Mexico. 

"The highlight of 2001 was the wedding of my daugh- 
ter, Mary Lou Duquette '73, aboard a cruise ship in the 
Caribbean, writes Gertrude Baninger Duquette. "Forty 
family and friends were with us." 

Writes Jean Burroughs Rawson, "I enjoy reading news 

of Lasell. Feel fortunate to 
have my children and 
grandchildren nearby. 
Celebrated our 55th wed- 
ding anniversary in 

Unable to be at Lasell's 
Sesquicentennial celebra- 
tion, Olga Costes Urban 
was attending her hus- 
band's 55th Naval 
Academy reunion in San 
Diego. She hopes to visit 
Lasell in the near future to 
see how it has grown and 
changed over the decades. 

"Congratulations to 
Lasell of 150 years and 
best wishes for the 
future," writes Elinor 
Kuchler Hopkins. 
Nancy Leavis Bailey says, "there are many Lasell girls 
living in Minnesota." 

Ruth Meyrowitz Shaw loves living in "paradise" 
(Sarasota, FL) and sees Lasell classmates Janet 
Montgomery Farrand and Kathleen Sharp Montgomery. 
Priscilla Spence Hall is singing baritone with a ladies 
barbershop chorus, the "Harmony Sound Wave," which 
has entered a competition in Port Charlotte, FL. 



MAY 17-19, 2002 

Ruth Bowlend Eckhoff enjoyed a 19-day trip to 
Thailand in January. 

We were sorry to hear that Beatrice Lewis Potter's 
husband died in January 2001. 

Sarah Nolan Williams was sorry she couldn't be at 
Lasell's big celebration. "Hope to make it for my 60th 
reunion. I'm keeping busy with children, grandchildren 
and greats numbering 50!" 

Sherry Marks Tuck says, "Woodland Park High 
School, Class of 1942, where are you? Do you feel comfort- 
able with your name bundled into the class notes of Junior 
College people? Well, I don't. Considering that most of us 
married, thus losing our maiden names, we have lost our 

Edna Barker Nelson is "doing what most other retirees 
do — spending time in Florida playing golf, volunteering, 
and enjoying family, including grandchildren. It was a 
good winter to be away from New Hampshire!" 

An honored 2001 inductee into the Fairhaven High 
School Hall of Fame is Jean Campbell. Accomplishments 
too numerous to mention here, Jean, as Girl Scout 
Executive and Director of the New Bedford YMCA, 
touched the lives of many people. She developed programs 
such as childcare, youth expanded school day activities, 
literacy, employment, finance and investment education, 
racial justice and international understanding. As a volun- 
teer, she served as an officer, board member, and commit- 
tee chair of many local, regional and national organiza- 
tions. She has been included in Who's Who editions for 
American Women, Finance and Industry, America, and the 

Gloria Clifford G if ford enjoyed the reunion luncheon 
with Rachael Kellogg and Jean Campbell. "Hope to see 
more of our classmates at our 60th in June 2004." 

"My great-granddaughter was born in December 1999. 
She is already showing signs of being musical. At last it is 
showing up, " writes Elaine Curtiss-Dillon. 

Our sincere condolences to Ruth Perkins Goodwin on 
the loss of her husband in April 2000. 

Writes Ann Scott Peal, "Remarried in January 2001 . 1 
am living in Bradenton, FL, and am enjoying retirement. 
Celia Kinsley Percival '34 lives a few villas away. We have 
good times discussing Lasell days." 

Dorothy Smith Williams writes, "The Williams clan 
will have their 8th reunion at the Outer Banks, NC. There 
will be 127 of us golfing, surfing, and playing tennis. We 
meet every five years." 

In 2000, Betty Strickler Mertz became a great-grand- 
mother of a baby girl. 


Sarah Atwater Mesmer writes, "I am proud to have 
graduated from Lasell. I live in South Yarmouth, MA, from 
June to December and Ft. Myers, FL, for the rest of the 
year. Ifs a great life." 

Leonora Gamble Stanley writes, "Retired and living in 
Florida, enjoying life, boating, swimming, tennis, and trav- 
eling. Have lost track of, but not forgotten, old friends from 
Lasell. Would love to hear from any that may remember 

Shirley Gleason says, "Ifs been a busy year so far with 
trips to New Orleans and Phoenix and with all the activi- 
ties associated with the various groups and clubs to which 
I belong. Keeps me well and happy." 

Celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary, Barbara 
Mulcahy Witham says, "Our east coast celebration has 
already taken place. We are gearing up for the real one in 

Claire Tracy King and Marge Snow Buswell get 
together with their husbands and enjoy the wonderful 
Cape Cod life year-round." 


Barbara Bickley Rieger is sorry to have missed this 
year's reunion but was away on a golfing vacation. She 
wishes everyone the best. 

Raemary Chase Duryea loves Palm Desert, CA, for 
February and March golf and the super weather. She also 
did a great river trip down the Elbe from Berlin to Prague. 

Congratulations to Mildred Day Clements who won 
the election for local planning commission, gleaning more 
votes than the present first selectman. And, our condolences 
to Mildred on the death of her aunt, Dorothy Day Funk '33. 

Arlene Dutt Mason celebrated her 50th wedding 
anniversary in February 2001. 

What a surprise for Mary Jane Magnusson Megroz 
when her grandson received an application package from 
Lasell College. Mary Jane spent seven weeks in New 
Zealand, Australia, and the French Polynesian Islands and 
loved every minute of the trip. 

Marjorie Mosher Masch is still living in Aurora, OH, 
near her two sons, daughter, and grandchildren. "We see 
them often. We are a close family." 

Betty Scrimgeour Williams says, "It is still exciting to 
be working as special events coordinator for Tim Janis 

Our sincere condolences to Priscilla Scruton Fuller, 
whose husband died in June 2000. 


Class Notes 29 

Virginia Terhune Hersom says, "Congratulations on 
LaseU's 150th and the Class of 1946's 55th." 

Barbara Weeks Dow keeps busy with clubs and is an 
officer in all of them. She takes many trips, the next is to 

Constance Wilbur Dowden spends time volunteering 
in her church and community. She has four children and 
nine grandchildren. 


MAY 17-19, 2002 

Barbara Bates Perkins moved to Knoxville, TN, in 
1999. "I love being near the Smoky Mountains. I keep 
busy with family, church, Newcomer's Club, walking 
and hiking." 

Frances Burns McSweeney was looking forward to 
celebrating her 50th and seeing her first great-grandson. 
"What fun and love to all." 

Dorothea Chung Lang says, "I am retired and happily 
living in California. I'm learning to walk again after two 
knee replacements." 

Carol Hriczko Nielsen loves Oregon, her cat, golf, 
duplicate bridge and volunteering at a theatre gift shop. 
She contacted a couple of her Lasell pals, Mary Kay 
Murray Sutton and Beverly Yeates McCormick. "Visitors 
to the Oregon coast and Portland, please call me!" 

Our sincere condolences to Dorothy Papani Palmer on 
the death of her husband. At age 72, Dorothy took over the 
family business. "Unfortunately I gave up my artworks 
business in order to learn this challenging one." 


Joanne Bossi True retired from the Waltham Public 
Library in June 2000 and "is enjoying visits with old 
friends, relatives, taking courses and doing volunteer 

Writes Anne Chapman Berl, 'Trying to keep up with 
four out-of-town children and one local one. Still playing 
golf, tennis and bridge. Hi to all." 

Our sincere condolences to Ginny Chinian Alyanakian 
on the death of her husband in October 1999. 

Celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary in October 
2000 with a big neighborhood party was Lois McLucas 

We were so sorry to hear that Dorothy Page Kuehl's 
husband passed away in October 2000. 

Beverly Splitt Keller "took a wonderful trip to China 
and Tibet." 

Every year since her 50th anniversary, writes Gloria 
Wurth Harrison, "we take a special trip with our six kid- 
dos and 16 grandies. This year it was a 35-day cruise from 
Hong Kong to Athens. What fun!" 

"Whenever I reminisce about my two Lasell years, the 
aging process goes into reverse. Hail to our '47 Bragdon 
gang followed by grand Gardner Hall," writes Marcella 
Zawadzki Stiefel. 

Cecelia "Bubbles" Davenport Weidmann, BJ Culver 
Thomson and Shirley Bonnell Doe enjoyed a lunch 
together in March in Naples, FL. 


Delores Anderson Musgrave writes, "I am the happi- 
est I have ever been!" 

Ann Ashley Sanderson reports, "Five of us from the 
Class of '49 have gotten together twice this season — 
Nancy Macdonough Jennings, Marion Wilson Kennedy, 
Jacqueline Rollat Labar and Delores Anderson Musgrave. 
"We had a great time talking over old times. Del had 
attended the 50th and brought back news and pictures." 

Corinne Capone McGuiggan spent March in Florida. 
"Met Josephine Sanborn Hickey at my pool when 
Elizabeth Harrington Logan came for the weekend. We all 
went out to dinner and got caught up." 

"Enjoying life in the Florida Keys," says Ann Fletcher 
Simonds. "Return to New England each summer." With 
travel trailer, Ann is seeing the U.S. and has plans to do 
Canada and Nova Scotia next. 

Jean Gilmore Cook's first great-grandchild was born in 
February 2001. 

June Gray Taylor is still enjoying retirement. She was 
looking forward to boating on Lake Winnipesaukee this 
past summer. 

Writes Natalie Hall Campbell, "My volunteer work 
still keeps me busy. I look forward to our annual family 
gathering on the Cape and hope we can have a mini 
reunion with those of you nearby." 

Ann Mitchell Van Deusen says, "Retired, moved to 
North Berwick, ME, built a new house, do genealogy, teach 
chair caning and volunteer at the library, hospice and liter- 
acy program." 

Eleanor Ritchie Elmore writes, "My grandson is almost 
two-years-old and lots of fun." 

Sarah Taylor Murray is still working. She enjoyed a 
10-day trip to Greece and Italy. Next year she plans to 
travel to Prague, Vienna, Salzburg and Venice. 

cherish — especially senior year in Carpenter." Sally was not 
able to attend reunion because "1 will be in the midst of wed- 
ding plans. I was reunited with a high school classmate and 
the rest is history. I am a very happy lady." Sally enjoyed vis- 
its with Alice Pittenger and Joyce Weitzel Flanagan. 

Our sincere condolences to Carolyn Farrington 
Henderson whose husband died in April 2000 and whose 
mother, Virginia Amos Farrington '26, died in June 1999. 
Virginia has downsized to a condo in Wisconsin. When the 
snow gets too deep, she visits friends in Florida. She keeps 
busy as a hospital volunteer and doing church work. 

Libbie Fleet Glazer has fun with her two grandchil- 
dren. She curtailed her travels because of her husband's 
chemotherapy. "I often see Marjorie Cushing Gershaw, 
and we are still close. Dear roomies to the end." 

Janet Fornoff Hauber was widowed in 1999. She has 
five children, eight grandchildren, and is active in church, 
women's club, garden club, bridge club, and is a hospice 
volunteer. She is moving to Woodstown, NJ. 

Writes Priscilla Freeman McCartney, "I'm retired, 
bought a condo in Southport, CT, and spent six months 
remodeling and decorating. I'm ready to welcome guests." 

CLASS OF 1951 

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Our sincere condolences to Katherine White Lawrence 
whose husband died in April 2001. 

Jacquelyn Word Stallings loves living in the sailing 
capitol of North Carolina, close to the Outer Banks. "We 
retired here permanently in 1989 from Raleigh. A lovely 
village with four marinas and 2000 or more power boats." 


Nancy Bean Lord writes that her daughter, Tracy Lord 
Brundage '74, is building a house on their shared land. 
"She promises to take care of us in our dotage." 

Margot Bergstrom Semonian is still on the Cape enjoy- 
ing friends and appreciating all the Cape has to offer. She 
takes a course now and then at the Cape Cod Community 
College "to keep the brain and body in line and in a pro- 
gressive mode." Her youngest daughter's, Nancy 
Semonian Mclnerney '86, four-year-old twins and other 
grandsons "keep me on my toes and are the highlight of 
my life." 

Anyone visiting Las Vegas, please call Nancy Frank 

Carolyn Judd Hayes had an angioplasty last summer. 
She says, "Our daughters are terrific women and our 
grandsons are growing up too quickly." 

Janet Murphy George fulfilled two of her travel 
dreams this year — Pasadena for the Rose Bowl Parade 
and Mississippi on the American Queen paddle boat." 

Recently celebrating her 50th anniversary in Florida 
and Rhode Island was Lois Schaller Toegemann. "Love 
living six months in Bradenton, FL, away from the cold. 
Greatly appreciate my continuing good health." Please see 
pages 12-13 for more pictures. 

Nancy Hughes Smaldone lives in Myrtle Beach, SC, 
eight months of the year, but still goes back to Saratoga 
Springs, NY. She has three sons and six granddaughters. 
She was looking forward to seeing everyone at reunion. 

Barbara Jankowski Rusch visited the Canary Islands 
with her daughter. "If s very European, we ate late, and the 
weather was beautiful." 

Charlotte Kelley Campbell enjoyed a cruise to Turkey, 
Greece and Egypt. She has nine grandchildren. A picture of 
Charlotte at her 50th reunion at Lasell accompanied an arti- 
cle written by her husband, Tom, for the Oklahoma Family 

"Sorry to miss our 50th," writes Arlene Kelly Erdman. 
"We will be cruising the Baltic and visiting friends in Europe." 

"Am retired and enjoy volunteering, travel, golf, 
children and grandchildren," writes Marie Kohaut 

Enjoying warm Arizona, Elaine Quavillon Tull, 
"would love to hear from anyone traveling near Phoenix." 

Writes Anna Stevenson Mangano, "Anxious to cele- 
brate our 50th reunion with classmates and recall memo- 
ries which are priceless treasures to me." 

Patricia Suellau Jordan retired from nursing in 1995. 
Considering a move to Maryland in 2002, Patricia would 
"love to hear from former classmates in close contact with 
roommate Alice Stover Kiehl." 

Joan Williams Arnold would like to hear from anyone 
who plays six wicket tournament croquet. 

Janet Woodward Powers writes, "Going to Paris for 
month of June so I'm not able to make reunion. Aloha to all 
my classmates." 



When not spending time with four grandchildren, 
Kathrine Aslanian Sivazlian likes to travel in her trailer to 
various U.S. and Canadian destinations. 

Sally Bartlett Abel writes, "My love and best wishes to 
everyone attending the Class of '51 reunion. Those years 
were two of the best of my life — memories I will always 

MAY 17-19, 2002 

Nancy Allen Banks is enjoying retirement, travel, and 
her grandchildren. 

Marrian Geer Johnson continues to do volunteer work 
and host international educators. She says, "The core of my 
life is my children, husband and friends. My husband and I 
value every day as we are cancer survivors in good health." 

"We've been exploring Italy and France. Next is 
Australia," writes Phyllis Gleason Riley. Phyllis enjoys 
her five grandchildren. 

30 Class Notes 


Class of 1951 Reunion Recap 

This is way overdue.. .no pastel tiny balloons and 
no little rinky-dink concerts for little ole ladies this 

Instead, this memorable reunion. Glorious "blue 
sky /bright green all natures wonders "displayed all its 
finery on the campus of Lasell. These were special days 
of reuniting with classmates of sooo many years ago 
and getting reacquainted with others. I know I made 
some new friends of classmates I didn't know really 
well back 50 years ago... exciting!! 

Anyway, the weekend started (for me) on Friday 
night with lobster-under-the-large-tent filled with 
perky red geraniums and music. Dancing to the 
Macarena with white gloves glowing blue, and clever 
laser lighting making this happen. (Great idea for single 
ladies., .no-partner-needed ! ) 

Long black skirts and proper Victorian starched 
white blouses, topped with a brimmed white straw 
black-ribboned hat very like the century of sooo long 
ago. Yes, the Class of 1951 led the procession and cer- 
tainly helped make this special event, very special, 
indeed on Saturday. 

We were lucky to be "the class of honor" (by the 
virtue of our graduating year) and so we were invited 
by THE PRESIDENT to have lunch under a tent just for 
the class of '51. ..with a champagne toast to all 43 of us. 
Again, the perky red geraniums studded the center of 
each table. I was sooo busy having such a good time, all 
I remember that we had for lunch was iced tea, but 
heard from others that the food was delicious! 

My choice was to skip the "gala", as our class was 
invited, as we have in the years past, to Joan Kearney's 
pool for outdoor imbibing. Under green and white 
striped umbrellas were the "dips-for the waistline" 

delights, yumm! My roommate, Bonnie Reis Doe (from 
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA) went to the gala so I bummed a 
ride each way from two special groups of class- 
mates. ..who are now new 'ole friends. ..great!! Bonnie 
and I have kept in touch since about ten years ago. She 
obviously came (sans husband) and we had sooo much 
fun, in the room, what she misplaced, I found and what 
I couldn't find she found. ..the really personified "odd 

Sunday, a bountiful breakfast for $6 at the school's 
dining hall. (Next time brunch so I can sleep in). . .didn't 
know about brunch.. .incidentally, a great idea for class 
goodbyes, we will suggest making this an event for our 
55th, but we will need the red geraniums! 

Took a needed swim at the hotel, which was great 
except there was absolutely no air at night, we both 
slept in sweats, and we're way to old for hot flashes. 

SOOO glad I stayed for the Pops and boxed lunch, 
the setting again under tent with the red geraniums 
and HUGE Lasell blue and shades of silver 
balloons... (now you're cooking in style!) And the music, 
arrangements... incredible.. .what a finale to a most spe- 
cial and most certainly fabulous reunion I will never 
forget. Guess thaf s why I am writing sooo much to you 
because, guess what? I'll print it and save it and with 
any luck, I'll be the one with the memory when I'm 75 
celebrating our 55th. 

Oh yes, we are planning to wear the same outfit 
then, that we wore this time, even if our chests are big- 
ger and our hips are broader. 

Many, many thanks on behalf of the class of '51. 

Warmest wishes, 
~ Carol Bancroft '51 


Mary Grill Turton is still working in a local school 
system and enjoying it, "but beginning to think about 
retirement. I am meeting this with mixed emotions. I still 
get together with Elaine Andreana Spath." 

After 15 years as manager of the auto parts wholesale 
newspaper in Brattleboro, VT, Barbara Magnaghi Dunn 
retired in March 2001. Barbara is a great collectibles enthu- 
siast, and this will occupy many of her hours during retire- 

Ann Rathburn Spadola lives in Sun Lakes, AZ, near 
Phoenix, but spends the summer in the cool country of 
Rexburg, ID. "Anyone out this way, give me a call." 

Shirley Warriner Randall was planning to make her 
50th reunion. 

Muriel Webb Moyer continues to enjoy traveling; this 
year to China. 

Carol Moriarty Phleger is enjoying "good health, many 
activities and wonderful times with her children and four 
grandsons." She does a great deal of traveling with her 
next adventure scheduled for Machu Picchu in Peru and 

As class secretary, Sylvia Pf eif f er Nesslinger would 
enjoy hearing from classmates and passing the news along. 

Our sincere condolences to Jeanette Roberts Mann on 
the death of her husband. Jeanette writes, "Life has been a 
series of emotions and responsibilities — thank goodness 
for friends." 


"This is the year of 50th anniversaries," writes Virginia 
Wilder Melitz. "My 50th at high school and my husband's 
50th at college." 

Janet Chase Ash is still working part-time at the church 
and producing the church bulletin. She is enjoying her two 

Elinor Cohen Goldman welcomed a new granddaugh- 
ter in August 1999. 

Mary Ann Donahue had a wonderful mini-reunion lun- 
cheon in Falmouth with Shirley Vara Gallerani and Janet 
Gleason Nolan. Mary Ann says, "If s very busy at thir- 
teen/WNET in New York. The Cape is great for chilling out." 

Writes Althea Janke Gardner, "I am now a part-time 
sales associate and have been at the company 11 years. We 
celebrated our 45th anniversary in November 2000. Our 
grandchildren number 10." 

Charles Rielle, Audrey Thompson Rielle, Carolyn 
Simpson Hayden and Tom Hayden spent time together 
in Vermont in July 2000. 

At Jeanette Roberts Mann's son's wedding in 
September 2000 on Nantucket Island, MA: Front (from 
left): Jeanette and Ruletta Coats. Back (from left): Althea 
Janke Gardner, Audrey Thompson Rielle and a friend. 

Carolyn Simpson Hayden writes of a "wonderful visit 
with Audrey Thompson Rielle. We still live in Floral Park, 
NY, but spend a lot of time in our Vermont home. Our four 
sons keep us busy with nine grandchildren, and we just 
became great-grandparents of twin boys. We love to travel." 

Audrey Thompson Rielle has seen many Lasell friends 
this year — Carolyn Simpson Hayden, Jeanette Roberts 
Mann, Ruletta Coats and Althea Janke Gardner. 

Beverly Thornton Hallowell spends her time working 
on the 350th anniversary committee for the town of 
Medfield, MA, and volunteering at a medical center. She 
awaits her 10th grandchild. 

Jean Weeks Hanna welcomed her roommate Greta 
Nilsson Masson to her home in Longboat Key, FL. Diane 
Cueny Harden joined them. "A great reunion. We are all 
looking forward to our 50th." 

Joan Wilckens Pittis exhibited watercolors and 
gouache paintings of Maine sites as well as peonies from 
her New Jersey garden. 

Ann Bowerman Logan is "happily busy, healthy and 
truly blessed." She spends time with her seven children 
and 13 grandkids. Ann lives in Maine and Connecticut and 
spends her winters in Naples, FL. 

Hope Duguid Dauwalter is still enjoying retirement. 
She visited her son in Switzerland. "I enjoy the company of 
former Lasell alums, Martha Ellis Brooks and Sandra 
MacDougall Sullivan, who I get together with a few times 
a year." 

Marcelline Govoni Holtje keeps in touch with 
Suzanne Palmer Lee, Natalie Brown Nichols and Lee 
Smith. She will return to Rome and Bosnia-Herzegovina 
this year. She writes, "It is our 12th trip to Europe, and I 
love every one." 

Priscilla Head Davis traveled to London and cruised the 
Baltic and North Seas. She looks forward to her summers on 
the Cape and visits with children and grandchildren. 

Carolyn Marino Zentmaier enjoyed a trip to England, 
Wales and Scotland and looks forward to a trip to Italy. 
She sees Nancy Perry Voll for lunch and talks to roommate 
Joan Rabbitt Downey. 

Janet McElgunn Flynn boasts of 13 grandchildren. "I 
love watching all the interaction when we are together." 
She travels whenever possible; her next trip is to Ireland. 

Writes Frances Mitchell Sherman, "We're selling our 
ranch but retaining 16.5 acres to build a new home for our 
senior years. Sold the cows but still have sheep, a goat, 
three dogs and two cats. Spend most of the winter quilting. 
Also make the annual tour of the children and grandchil- 
dren. Our summer home allows us to escape from the hot 
weather. Life in the retired sector is busy." 

Nancy Swanson Horsfield sees Mary Atterbury 
Bradshaw and hopes to see roomie Joan Trenholm Morris 
when she comes east. She says, "Our 12 grandkids keep us 
busy at our lake home in Connecticut." 

Last winter, Joan Trenholm Morris bought a condo on 
Lake Winnipesaukee. "This winter I have enjoyed being 
there during the snowiest winter in years." 

"We have retired here in St. James, NC, and love it," 
writes Priscilla Van Dine Redmond. "Golf, boating and 
people galore. Have never been so busy having fun. " 


Elizabeth Boday Greene retired from her job as admin- 
istrative assistant in the Building Department, Needham, 
MA, in March 2001. 

JoAnne DiPietro DiMarco "enjoyed the Palm Beach, 
FL, Polo Club alumni luncheon, even though we got rained 
on." She has six grandchildren. 

Barbara Hammett Elkinton and Charlene Herrling 
Smith had a wonderful reunion after not seeing each other 
for 35 years. "It was as if we saw each other last week. It 
was very special." 

Writes Eunice Kerkins Monticone, "I enjoyed visiting 
with classmates at our 45th reunion. It was great seeing 
friends after so many years. It seemed like no years had 
passed." Eunice is presently battling breast cancer, but 
says, "I will be a survivor." She would love to hear from 

Judith Lanese Karazulas lunched with Mary Sweenor 
Ruggieri in Newport, RI, and "the years just fell away." 
Judith is busy with real estate sales and six grandchildren. 
She took a culinary cruise from Venice to Istanbul. 

Lucille Marden Randall is enjoying retirement, travel 
and is busy with her church. 

Marilyn Meyer Herlin is busy in real estate and 
antique appraisals. "I visit Valerie Montanez Barto in 
Palm Beach every winter." 

Lucinda Nolin Johnson and Marion Nutter cruised 
through the Netherlands and Belgium on a river barge this 
past spring. They play golf together and are planning 
another trip. 

1953 roommates together again: Jean Weeks Hanna and 
Greta Nilsson Masson. 


Class Notes 31 

Our sincere condolences to Nancy Peirce Rudolph on 
the death of her husband. 

While Jean Ryder Tyler is enjoying semi-retirement, 
she is still active as clergy in District and Conference activi- 
ties and doing some consulting. Her oldest granddaughter 
will move in with her this summer and attend college in 
the fall. 

Margaret Tomlinson Morrow is traveling and enjoying 
family and friends. She had a family reunion on Kiawah 
Island, SC. 

to the 50th is Katharine Taft. She still has her horse and 
two dogs and volunteers at the public library and historical 
association doing the cemetery census. "North Carolina is a 
wonderful place to live — great people, weather and plants 
just grow making gardening great." 


MAY 17-19, 2002 


After 28 years teaching, Mary Augur Wallace is retiring 
and hopes to travel and spend time with her two grand- 

Just celebrating her 40th wedding anniversary, Sylvia 
Bamaby Hamilton is almost retired — working one day 
a week. 

Deanne Dario Sferrino works full-time for a software 
firm. "I travel with my husband when I can and enjoy 
grandparenting our three which includes twin baby boys." 

Sandra Davis Hudson keeps busy with 14 grandchil- 
dren and all their activities. She enjoys her summers at her 
home in Maine. 

Natalie Flather Humphrey is involved with communi- 
ty activities and volunteering, "thanks to my good training 
at Lasell. I am blessed with an enormous family and a 
wonderful marriage." 

Writing her own column for a weekly newspaper in 
South Carolina, Myrna Green McKee is also putting 
together a short-story book. She is retired, traveling and 
"still kicking — only not as high!" 

Patricia Holland Bird lives six months in Spencer, MA, 
and six months in Naples, FL. She gets to see Sheila 
Graham Foley '57 in McLean, VA, and Janet Whitney 
Buck, in Massachusetts. She still has her motor home, 
quilts, and has five grandchildren. 

Mary Laham Shagoury is retired and busy with her 

Camilla Carlson Ellsworth plays paddle tennis, bridge, 
golf, bikes and works at a needlepoint shop. She has three 

Writes Marion Day Grosjean, "I am holding my own 
on the west coast since 1982 (Tacoma, WA). Are there any 
Lasell grads here?" 

Joan Deshefy Patenaude is looking forward to her 45th 
reunion in 2002. "Am enjoying the Florida sunshine and 
golf. Had three holes-in-one last year. Now ifs all down- 

Enjoying "great southern hospitality," Caroline Killam 
Moller attended a family reunion in Savannah, GA, and 
visited Charlotte, SC. 

"Discovered another local Lasell alumna in February 
when our flight from Florida was diverted to Pittsburgh 
overnight. We learned that we live only three miles apart," 
writes Patricia Koules Kandianis. Patricia works, travels, 
and enjoys two grandchildren. 

Virginia Krauss White is retired and lives in southern 
Maryland. Going on nine grandchildren, Ginny says, "I 
would love anyone from our class to visit our new home." 

Elizabeth Liebewein Snyder "is enjoying the best of 
both worlds living in Maine and Florida. I get to fish and 
play golf all year." 

"I am seriously into ice dancing. Yes, at my age," writes 
Audrey MacAdam Lowe. "I have a wonderful, young 
Russian coach and am having a ball." Audrey has four 
grandchildren, travels a lot, and enjoys her dogs and 

Janet Pockwinse's acrylic painting was recently exhib- 

CLASS OF 1956 

church and other volunteer activities. She has four grand- 

Dorothy Mabrey Embler will be a first-time grand- 
mother in November. 

Writes Katherine Mayo McAllister, "Love to all at 
McClelland and Bragdon and my 'roomies' Leanne 
Kessler Kobin and Susan Bellamy Macal." 

Ann Pasquale Kibort says there is much to enjoy since 
her husband's retirement — grandchildren, travel, and 
good friends. 

Bette Perlstein Shapiro is looking forward to moving 
to Chestnut Hill, MA, trying to empty a house of 30 years, 
and enjoying her four children and nine grandchildren." 

Writes Sally Quicke Reiss, "Am looking forward to the 
45th reunion of the Class of 1956. It will be a wonderful 
weekend on the Lasell campus." 

Leaving Boynton Beach, FL, and heading north, Penny 
Rafkin Blake is looking forward to seeing classmates and 
her 10 grandchildren. "Is it really 45 years?" 

Joan Raymond Healey enjoys retirement in a golf club 
community and has been doing extensive foreign travel 
during the past few years. 

Carole Slamin Maier lives in northern Virginia near her 
children and grandchildren. She and her husband plan to 
retire in a year to Fawn Lake. "We are golfers (I'm still learn- 
ing) and travel often to Europe, Canada and in the U.S." 

Unable to attend her 45th reunion but looking forward 

ited in the Wellesley, MA, Arts & Crafts Guild. 

Barbara Polidor Kubichek has three daughters and 
nine grandchildren. 

Shirley Silverman Koss feels "truly blessed with two 
children and three grandchildren." 

Ada Whitmore Suydam planned a cruise to Cape 


Barbara Batty Brown retired after 20 years as executive 
secretary to the president at Hospice Care but continues on 
as a volunteer. 

Harriet Beard Ackerman graduated with honors from 
Roosevelt University in January 2001. She is working full- 
time and "is blessed with five grandboys." 

Linda Braslow Lefkowitz retired in 1999. She says, 
"I enjoy gardening, traveling and fixing up our house, now 
that I have free time. I'm interested in people who live 

"Still a real estate broker and enjoy and am busy with 
four grandchildren who all live nearby," writes Millicent 
Carlson O'Brien. 

Patricia Graff Willoughby retired in December 1999 
and began a consulting job in May 2000. "I can now work 
on my own terms." Her travels took her to China. 

Gail Jackson says, "This senior citizen gave several 
cabaret performances for the sets of a couple of movies shot 
around Boston, the television show "Providence" as well as 
for Brookline and Cambridge Adult Education Centers." 

We were sorry to hear that Ann Reeves Burton's father 
died in February 2001. Ann writes, "I don't know if our 
family holds the record for the most graduates, but I do 
know how much Lasell meant to all of us. My father's sur- 
vivors include his wife, Harriet Colwell Reeves '35, me, 
and my two sisters, Alice Reeves Hood '66 and Nancy 
Reeves Peterson '66." Ann had a wonderful reunion with 
Mary Ann Fuller Young while in Raleigh, NC, awaiting 
the birth of grandchild four. 

Carolyn Reid Towne enjoyed a trip to New Zealand 
and a biking trip to Provence. She still works part-time as 
a nurse. 

Writes Elaine Shanken Fischer, "We're loving living in 
Boca Raton, FL. In the summer we're in West Newton, MA, 
visiting our grandchildren. I spoke with Sue Patack Levine 
and Reisa Baylin Roskin." 

Sandra Wilson Joyce became a grandma and a mother- 


Linda Bailey Bolton's youngest son and his wife are in 
ministry in Romania where they run an orphanage. "They 
have just blessed us with our fifth grandchild." 

Martha Grearson Herbert is enjoying the warmth and 
sunshine in Florida after 35 years in Stockholm, Sweden. 

"I have retired once again," writes Elizabeth Healy 
Shelby. 'The first time was in 1994, but I was too bored to 
stay home. I would love to hear from anyone who comes to 
the Sunapee, NH, area." 

'Twenty-one years as administrator for one of Yale's 12 
residential colleges and having a ball," writes Barbara 
Kirshman Goddard. "Call me if you are visiting the Yale 

Anna Natsis retired after 31 years with the Defense 
Department and will continue living in Virginia. 

Carol Slocum Hulse just retired and is traveling to the 
UK, Ireland and France for seven weeks. She and her hus- 
band will attend his Navy reunion in Scotland. They have 
12 grandchildren. 

On a drive to New England from Maryland, Joan Sycle 
Norwitz had a wonderful reunion with roommate, Barbara 
Kirshman Goddard. "We spent a whole day catching up. 
We never stopped talking." She also stopped to visit the 
Lasell campus. "We were able to get into Carpenter Hall. 
It has aged, as have we, but it sure renewed old memories. 
Lasell was the highlight of our two-week trip." 

Priscilla Williams Espenhain will become an instant 
grandmother when her son and daughter-in-law adopt 
three children from India. "I am so looking forward to this 
happy event." 

Carolyn Wood Brox "would love to hear from other 
Lasell people in the Punta Gorda, FL, area. 


Barbara Bogert Wahlberg's daughter, Susan Wahlberg 
Morch '88, just had her first child, Emily, in April 2001. 

Lynn Flusser Tull writes, "Our daughter was married 
in March in Atlanta, GA, completing the marriages of our 
three daughters." 

Susan Ladd Johnston's husband came out of retire- 
ment to become Dean of Engineering at Lawrence 
University. She writes, "A fun opportunity to be in the 
academic life of this community." 

Linda Ostrom Goodwin retired from teaching in 1999. 
She enjoys reading, traveling and gardening. Through the 
Big Brother/Big Sister program, Linda was matched with a 
little sister, who "is a joy." Linda went on a Caribbean 
cruise in the winter. 

Writes Anne Sutherland Rollins, "Summering in 
Maine with my children and grandchildren. Enjoying 
teaching part-time." 

Linda Teich Bennett vacationed in Monument Valley, 
UT, this year. 

Retired and enjoying life with her children and two 
grandchildren is Lynn Williams Kern. "Lots of volunteer- 
ing and singing with a choral group. My golf is the only 
thing that needs improving." 

Susann York Stadtfeld is retired and having fun with 
her first grandchild. "An out-of-town wedding kept me 
from the 150th. See you all at our 45th." 

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Georgia Beaumont Tramontano continues to work in 
real estate in Cape Coral/Ft. Meyers, FL. She enjoyed a 
visit with roommate Valerie Duval Pettinicchi. Valerie 
says, "T have fond memories of Lasell. Hello to my class- 
mates." Valerie works at her daughter's dance studio in 







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At a Cape Cod mini-reunion on October 20, 2000 are 
(L to R) Carol Healy McKinnon, Jane Kendrigan, 
Lynn Kiefer Holt, Jane Parsons Dolbier 
and Linda Grean Curtis. 

Alexandra Engelhard t Tomes retired, built a new 
home, and is looking forward to her family reunion on the 
Cape and a trip to Texas. 

Congratulations to Natalie Granchelli Towle on her 
election to City Councilor in Marlboro, MA. 

Carole Kirschner Wilson traveled extensively through 
China for two months, spent a month in Puerta Vallarta, 
Mexico, skied in Colorado, and sailed to the Bahamas and 
Keys. She volunteers as a caregiver to the elderly. 

Susan Metz Good enjoys "grandparenting" and travel- 
ing to Eastern Europe, Texas, and cruising the 

Valerie Orcutt Sirignano retired from a fulfilling career 
as a middle school social studies teacher and was elected to 
Who's Who of America's Teachers 2000. "I look forward to 
traveling, reading, and planning my daughter's wedding. I 
applaud Lasell' s progress in expanding its programs and 
involvement in the community." 

Nan Sparks Hunter writes, "Sixteen years in Myrtle 
Beach, SC. I cannot believe I have been here that long. Six 
children, eight grandchildren, and I get to travel quite a 
bit." She hoped to see Theresa Gourdeau Brown and 
Lynne Homer Martin at the 150th. 

"Can't believe it has been 40 years since I left Lasell," 
writes Virginia Wollinger Fisher. 'Time flies when you 
are having a wonderful life." 


MAY 17-19, 2002 

Muriel Bloom Bruskin spent a lovely day with fellow 
art student and friend, Virginia Tsouros Taylor. She 
enjoys her two grandsons who live in the Boston area. 

Getting ready for her oldest daughter's wedding was 
Carolyn Grant Leary. Among the guests would be her 
daughter's great-aunt, Carolyn Shutter Stinson '39. 

Priscilla Lane Jarman retired from teaching in June 
2000. She is enjoying the freedom to visit her two grand- 
sons and family. Missie looks forward to traveling and 
weekend motorcycle trips. 

Betsy MacMillan Blackledge is enjoying retirement 
and her 91-year-old mother-in-law who is now living with 
her. Betsy says, "She has been like another mother to me." 

In the past year, Betsey Mercer Rockett has seen former 
roommates, Lynne Andrews Scielzo and Elizabeth Behre 
Mulligan. She has also reconnected with Janet Smith 
Slimak, Gwen Lincoln Colley and Nancy Olson Zekri. 

Sally Remley Southmayd will be moving to Boothbay 
Harbor, ME. 

Virginia Tsouros Taylor was pleased to have been 
invited to exhibit her artwork at Lasell's 150th anniversary 
alumni art show. 



Nancy Bunn Oakes returned to the U.S. after living in 
England for two years. She visited freshman-year room- 
mate, Adrienne Rawak Nash in Tucson, AZ, last year. 

JoAnn Jacobson received a Christmas card from Claire 
Lipton Zimmers. JoAnn loves her new Saturn. 

Ellen Kaplan Gittleman is retired and golfing, skiing, 
and visiting her daughters in Denver and Phoenix. 


"I am happily still in contact with my former room- 
mate — Felice Goldman Resko," writes Judith Adelson 
Wein. "Love living full-time in Florida; enjoying golf, 
needlepoint, reading, and the beach." 

Patricia Perry Polidor still enjoys frequent trips to 
England as well as read- 
ing, walking, swimming 
and cooking. 

Janet Ramsbotham 
Blake graduated in June 
2000 with a Bachelor's 
degree in gender studies 
and wellness from the 
College of Lifelong 
Learning in New 
Hampshire. "Finally!" 

"I am thankful and 
blessed by my education 
at Lasell," writes Helene 
Smith Shippen. With her 
degree in education, 
Helene has taught in four 
different states. 

When Colette Cavanaugh Clark's first grandchild was 
born, "I dusted off my nursing skills and was there for her 
birth. I can hardly wait till she's old enough to ride a pony 
and spend summers with us on the farm." 

In the last 30 years, Doreen Cohen Murray has lived in 
Florida, Montana, Phoenix, and now Kansas City. 
"Hopefully, this will be the last place. I just love it here." 
Doreen keeps in touch with Harriet, Faye and Lynn. 

"Felt the biggest quake since living on the West Coast," 
writes Maureen Cooney Shepherdson. "We were lucky 
and had minimal damage. A water surge from the tank 
made a bit of a mess in seep downstairs to the kitchen. I 
look forward to receiving information from Lasell." 

Judith Dubin Factor started a small publishing house 
for the school in which she is the principal. She says, "My 
career and three children keep me beyond busy. I credit 
Lasell for having started me on my career in education." 

Marcia Moore Reed traveled with former Gardner House 
roommate, Linda Condike Ritchie, to Savannah, GA, to cele- 
brate Marcia's daughter's graduation. "Thirty-five years later 
we are still close friends and travel together often." 

Paula Quattrocchi Tingley celebrated her 30th wed- 
ding anniversary with a family trip to Disney World. "This 
was a regular trip while the children were in grade school. 
Now two are college graduates, and the third is graduating 
in 2003." 

Our sincere condolences to Alice Reeves Hood and 
Nancy Reeves Peterson on the death of their father in 
February 2001. 

CLASS OF 1966 


Our sincere condolences to Elisse Allinson Share on 
the death of her mother. 

Linda Foster Nixon is "having a fun time being the 
entertainment chair for First Night Chatham (MA)." 

Dolores Gagliardi Sassano was appointed to Town 
Clerk in Wethersfield, CT. 

Lynne Lockhart received a B.A. in communication in 
1986. She is busy planning her daughter's fall wedding. 

"My career in art continues to be rewarding," writes 
Susan Miller-Havens. "A life-size portrait of Carlton Fisk 
was donated by its owner to the National Portrait Gallery 
and voted into the Collection of Living Americans by the 
NPG Commission. 

Writes Leslie Rich, "I am designing and building cus- 
tom, contemporary furniture in Santa Fe, NM. Stop by my 
stoop if you're around." 

Diane Yacovone Aurigemma had "a delightful time 
with my son and mother at the Ct. Valley alumni luncheon 
held at the Hartford Golf Club." 

Lynn Stern Taylor is now living and retiring in 
Cambria, CA, near San Simeon, the home to Hearst Castle. 
"A little piece of heaven. Come visit." 

Nancy Olson is living in Greenwich, CT, and working 
in emergency medicine. She recently ran into Barbara 
Whyte Moeling '67. Nancy says, "Roommate Deborah 
Allen Thompson ran a wonderful restaurant in New 
Haven. Such fond memories of Lasell." 

"Love to all of Hawthorne House," writes Donna 
Terwilliger Moor. "I think of you often and know we are 
all saying, TYhere have 35 years gone?'" 

Q/ MAY 17-19, 2002 

CLASS OF 1961 

"Life is good," writes Gwynne Gates Cosgriff . "I am in 
Colorado, a widow of five years. I have two girls from my 
first marriage. I am a Reiki Master teacher and practice 
Myofascial Release." 

Writes Bonnie Kamerdiner Marsano, "Jim and I cele- 
brated our fifth anniversary with a trip to Baja, Mexico. 
Work keeps us very busy, but we do find time to have lots 
of fun! Looking forward to our next reunion." 


"Finally got my B.S.," writes Laura Druker Simonds. 
"An empty-nester now, I hope to find a fulfilling job soon.' 

"Lasell continues to amaze me with all its achieve- 
ments," writes Heather Heath Reed. "When colleges are 
folding, Lasell adds students, curricula, and outreach. 
Bravo! Hi, Hash." 

Roberta Munce Nelson is the manager of a new real 
estate office in Lynnfield, MA. 

Sherry Swain Dey recently started her own private 
practice as a geriatric care manager. 

After Lasell, Virginia White Kelty, received a B.A. 
summa cum laude from UMass,Boston, and an M.A. and 


Class Notes 33 

Ph.D. (in clinical psychology) from Boston University. 
Virginia is in private practice in Braintree, MA. She chairs 
the Ethics Committee of the Massachusetts Psychological 
Association. In her spare time, she is a soprano soloist and 
music program coordinator at her church. 

/ J? MAY 17-19, 2002 


Nancy Zuber Perry and her husband returned from a 
cruise through the inside passage of Alaska, Vancouver 
and Victoria. She was looking forward to seeing fellow 
classmates at the 150th in May. 

Ronna Blumenthal enjoys her job working with stu- 
dents working on their doctoral dissertations. She lives in 
Alameda, an island in San Francisco Bay. 

Just released is Betsy Gimbel Rattler's book, "Kissing 
in the Kitchen: Verses of Challenged Love and Recipes for 
Relief." She says, "The book holds keys to finding joy in 
your life and ways to find strength for change." It is avail- 
able through The inspiration for her book 
stems from her struggles to come to terms with the deaths 
of her father and two sisters from Huntington's Disease (a 
third sister is currently battling the disease), and 50% of the 
proceeds from the book benefit Huntington's disease 
research programs. 

Linda Harrison Benn is working as a certified opti- 
cian/lab technician. She writes, "Happily married with 
two children on Cape Cod." 


For the last four years, Ellen Blumberg Gitlin has 
owned her own ad specialty company. Her daughter was 
married in November 2000. Ellen says, "My best to all the 
girls in my class." 

"Still teaching art in a rural K-8 school, " writes Joanne 
Rich Owen. "Quilting has become my passion. I hope to 
take a year off after my youngest graduates high school in 
2002 to pursue my quilting." 


Cynthia Jorgensen Peterson's daughter Jessalyn is a 
junior at Lasell. Cynthia says, "I would love to hear from 
Laurel Bowker Kime and Karen Keohan Kiley. 

Karen Keohan Kiley enjoys teaching young children as 
much as ever, but also finds her work as assistant director 
of the Children's Center rewarding. "Early childhood is a 
great career." 

Beverly Lambert Quinn writes, "I am a private voice 
teacher with more than 50 students and teach in New York 
and Fairfield, CT." 

Relaxing at Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, in 
June 2001 on a cultural tour of Scandinavia sponsored 
by the Newton Pride Committee are Lasell staff mem- 
bers Gloria Mead, Coordinator, School of Allied 
Health and Sports Studies (left) and Jeanne Johnsen 
'72, Director of Support Services for Alumni and 
Development (right). 

Elizabeth Andrews Haidet says that she is now certi- 
fied to teach grades 1-9. "Thank you Lasell for my start in 
early childhood education. Quite a switch from 17 years in 
banking, but so enjoyable!" 

Susan Carten Varga is a partner at a New York City 
consulting firm. Her daughter, Lauren, will be attending 
Lasell in the fall. 

Toby Clayman enjoyed her visit with Meredith 
Brennan Dance. Toby writes, "After living in sunny 
Arizona all these years, I don't miss New England winters. 
Still working part-time in the recovery room, and am 
watching my two daughters become young ladies." 

A mother of five kids with middle child at Lasell, 
Helen Follansbee Nicita writes, "I run my own painting 
contracting business with all female employees." 


CLASS OF 1971 

Victoria Cole Eager is still working for surgical ser- 
vices, getting patients ready for surgery and working in 
surgical daycare. Divorced in 1999, Victoria remarried in 
July 2001. 

Carol Goulian Stewart continues to 
be a stay-at-home mom for her two 
sons. She volunteers in their school and 
in the community. 


Kathryn Lockwood Benson would love to hear from 
Jane, Mel, and Nancy. Kathryn has a daughter in high 
school, a son in 6th grade and a husband who just retired. 

Pamela Van Buren McCarthy spent a weekend in 
Wisconsin at the home of her Lasell roommate, Linda 
Gagne Glasser '70. They hadn't seen each other in 22 
years. Pam has two daughters; Linda has a son and 

Maurine Whalen Bowser received a B.S. in nutrition in 
May 2000. She is a volunteer at a local diabetes center. 

Susan Wysocki is president and CEO of the National 
Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health. 
She is the editor of several publications including 
"Contemporary Nurse Practitioner." In 2000, she received 
a lifetime achievement award from the "Nurse 
Practitioner Journal." 

Susan Curry Soucy is "looking for- 
ward to our 15th annual summer 'chick' 
weekend in Charlotte, NC, with friends, 
Deborah Bradley Severance, Susan 
Shaw Allen, Patricia Raposa Reineke, 
Jill Mills Cozens, Beth Ballard, and Jill 
Greenleaf Kells-Murphy." 

Lynn Durkee Sciortino has been 
teaching elementary school for 23 years. 
Her two children are in college. 

Writes Wendy Wintersteen 
Girdosky, "My 27-year nursing career 
in Boston hospitals is over. My husband, 
two kids and I will be moving to Tucson, AZ. If I become 
bored, I'll look for work." 


Susan Davies moved to Scottsdale, AZ, after living in 
Colorado for the past 20 years, and started a consulting 
business. She is active in Samoyed dog rescue and dog 
show activities. 

Debra Nathanson Falk and her husband live in 
Dartmouth, MA, with their combined family of five children. 

Lynda Sweeney Hunf s oldest daughter was planning 
a wedding, her middle and youngest daughters will be a 
senior and freshman in high school, respectively. 


Debra Alperin Cameron is still living in Randolph, 
MA, and would love to hear from Abby and Karen. Debra 
has two children in college and one in 7th grade. 

Hillary Buell Stauff er writes, "Alive and well in New 
Jersey. I have one daughter, two cats, a dog, and, oh yes, a 
husband, too. I work and am active with my church. Hope 
all is well with the Class of 1976." 

"For the past two years I have enjoyed providing con- 
sultation and education as a geriatric care manager," writes 
Eileen Collette Cheplick. "Plus enjoying my three sons." 

Living in Cape Elizabeth, ME, Holly Gilf illan Ready 
writes, "I have my own studio where I paint daily." 

"Hello friends from the Woodland 'pif and Ordway, 
as well as fellow nursing students," writes Sarah Spadaro 

Kathe Wadlow Yost had a reunion with Barbara 
Robinson and roommate, Linda Turow Rosenberg, in 
Connecticut. Kathe has three daughters. 


MAY 17-19, 2002 

Kathleen Anderson has produced her first yoga video 
which is available online. 

Claudia Bove Trevino lives in Dallas, TX, and is a full- 
time mom with two children. She enjoys visiting New 
England every summer, especially the Boston area. 

Nancy Cantey Banasiak is married with three children. 
She received her master's degree in nursing from Catholic 
University and is a pediatric nurse practitioner. She is a pro- 
gram instructor for the master's program at Yale University 
and has a clinical practice at Yale New Haven Hospital. 

Elizabeth Edwards de Verges says, "Life is great! I 
made VP at the bank — January 2001 ." 

Maureen Graham received her M.Ed, in June 2001 from 
Cambridge College. 

Alison Ix Lutes had a rnini-reunion with Lynn Covello 
Kaye and Mary Hanlon Ross. Alison writes, "We enjoyed 
many laughs and pictures from McClelland and Gardner 
days and reminisced about the storm of '78. Hello to old 
friends from '77-78 and '79, too." 


Laura Cobrinik returned to the U.S. from a wonderful 
Canadian experience. She is completing an M.L.S. degree 
at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science in 
New York City. 

Ronnie Cohen Romanuck and her husband have been 
married for two years. She is working for Reynolds 
Tobacco and says hello to all her classmates. 

Doreen Newbury Bell would love to hear from any of 
her former classmates. 


Emily Renz Barron and her husband enjoy traveling. 
She sends her best wishes to Ken, Joe, Ed, Jane and Martha. 


Ranae Stone O'Neil was promoted to vice president, 
mortgage lending, at a New Hampshire bank. She is chair- 
man of the Harrisville School Board and president of the 
Wells Memorial School PTA. 


MAY 17-19, 2002 

Lisa Allen McGoff graduated nursing school in 1994. 
She is now home full-time with her three children. 

Jennifer Bradley Churchill has three daughters and is 
working at home for Putnam. 

Renee Chisholm Patterson lives in upstate New York 
with her husband and three children. 

Colleen Kehoe Stabile says hello and is looking for 
Sara Hamilton Jones and Samantha Fredericks. 

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Melinda Simensky Whitman lives in Natick, MA, with 
her husband and two children. She says hi to all of her 
Lasell friends. 


Lisa Adams Edwards writes, "Sending a warm Texas 
hello to Julia Schaum, Caroline Knoener-Skowronek, 
Sue Senofonte Preis, Joan O'Connor and Barbara Holden! 

Lef s get together soon." 

"Hello to all. What a great job Lasell is doing. Would 
love to see more of the Class of '83 at our 20th reunion. 
Would love to hear from friends of '83 and '84," writes 
Caroline Knoener-Skowronek. 

Dianne Quinn Williamson and her family have raised 
about $400,000 for Lou Gehrig's disease research, in memo- 
ry of her brother, Bill, who died of the disease in 1997. 


Linda Simensky Mayer works part-time as a 
speech/language pathologist. She would love to hear from 
her Lasell friends. 


Cathleen Hennessy Summers has opened her own law 
practice in Acton, MA. She concentrates in both Elder and 
Health law issues. She says, "Hi to everyone, especially 
Dawne Burnham Mortenson." 


A stay-at-home mom, Kirsten Clark Murphy has two 
children. "Hope everyone in our class is doing well." 

Jennifer Leonard works part-time on a horse farm in 
New Jersey, trains dogs and pet sits. 


MAY 17-19, 2002 

Elizabeth Brewster Murray has been married for 11 
years and has two children. She manages a busy OB/GYN 
practice overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. 

Patricia Celli Tomczyk would love to hear from any of 
her classmates. 

Christina Lopes-Orszulak has two children. She says, 
"I am so happy about our family." 


"Finally met my prince charming," writes Wendy 
Gromko. She is planning a spring wedding in 2002 with 
Debra Sansone as a bridesmaid. 

Kimberly Charos Spellman is a second-grade teacher 
on Long Island. 


Lisa Henry Phillips built a house in Carver, MA, has 
two children, and works part-time as a physical therapist 


Hiroko Baba Iwasaki graduated from Boston College 
with a degree in environmental science. She has a 3-year- 
old daughter and works as the assistant to the general 
manager for TUV Rhei:>land Japan. She says, "I miss 
Newton and hope to go back there this year with my 

For the past nine years, Amy Foley has been volunteer- 
ing for a homeless shelter in Washington, DC, "I also serve 
on the board of the shelter with Mrs. Robert Kennedy." 

Bari Schwartz Perales lives in South Carolina with her 
husband and two sons. 



MAY 17-19, 2002 

Jennifer Barkhausen Nanke, known at Lasell as "Fever 
Woman" is living in Lincoln Park, NJ. Married in May 
2000, Jennifer works as a regional reservationist for the 
Hilton Corporation 

Writes JoAnne Padula Fournier, "I would love to hear 
from friends I have lost touch with." JoAnne got married 
in May 1995 and has two sons. 

Sincere condolences to Carolyn Piccolino Decker on 
the death of her mother. 

Yoko Taguchi Tanaka and Kumi Himeno Oka '93 
hosted a lunch for the former head of Lasell business 
programs Todd Leach while he was visiting Tokyo with 
his family. 

Bride Susan Parrish Cabri at her wedding in 
April 2001 with bridesmaid Stormy Horton Bell. 


Expecting her second child, Kristina Conrad Walent 
has one son. 

Momoko Gonohe is working as assistant manager of 
the public relations department at the Tokyo Hilton Hotel. 

Kumi Himeno Oka and Yoko Taguchi Tanaka '92 
hosted a lunch for the former head of Lasell business 
programs Todd Leach while he was visiting Tokyo with 
his family. 

Sincere condolences to Deartne Kaiser on the death of 
her mother. 

Gayle Lucido Movalli has been married for six years 
and has two children. She works in human resources and 
is buying a home in Magnolia, MA. 

Susan Merz teaches first-grade reading in the 
Marlborough public school system. She would love to hear 
from any classmates. 

Kara Nelson Chapdelaine has a four-year-old son and 
is self-employed, running a cleaning business. 


Kristine Bell Smith and her husband celebrated their 
first anniversary. She misses all of her Lasell friends and 
hoped to see everyone at Lasell's 150th. 

Our sincere condolences to Linda Georgilas on the 
death of her son. 

After working for five years as a physical therapist 
assistant, Jennifer Bannon Aucoin decided to become a 
stay-at-home mom with her two daughters. 

Noelle Poissant Ingegneri is a full-time mom with 
two sons. 

Marie Sackett writes, "I am happily teaching fifth 
grade in Charlotte, VT, and planning a June 2001 
wedding in Vermont. 


Vielkis Gonzalez Guiry is working in immigration 

Carrie Lempke Braxton was promoted to tradeshow 
and event planner. 

Lisa Wallat is a first-grade teacher in Stow, MA. 

Carrie Lempke Braxton gets carried away at her 
wedding in August 2000 by Lasell classmates: (L to R) 
Michele Abbott, Marsha Greenstein '96, Lisa Best 
Peoples, Sheri Whitney Brinson, Lisa Wallat and 
Pamela Martin. 


"Hello to all my college girls," writes Angela 
DelFavero-Doherty. "I live in sunny Okinawa, Japan, with 
my husband and two children. I use my interior design 
degree on a part-time basis so I can be home for my chil- 
dren. I want to thank all the professors and administration 
for giving me the opportunity to broaden my horizons and 
to reach for my dreams. They are all coming true." 

Heidi Watkins Helwig became a member of the Lasell 
Board of Overseers in January 2001. 



MAY 17-1 9, 2002 

Caroline Guerin Collins opened a childcare center in 
Tewksbury, MA, for preschool children (2.9 years to 7 
years). She has one son, Steven. 

Barbara Ortega-Alicea enjoys her two-year-old 
daughter, but misses her Lasell friends. 

Carrieann Ray is living and working in Norwood, MA, 
and "would love to hear from anyone interested in getting 


Deirdre Nedder is a chef at a restaurant in Rockport, MA. 

Justine Charos will graduate with a Bachelors degree 
in Elementary Education from Long Island University in 
December 2001. Afterwards, she plans to teach elementary 
school and begin a Masters in Special Education and 
Reading. She became a first-time aunt in March 1999. 
Justine writes, "Not only is she adorable, but is getting too 
big too fast. Hello to all." 

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Mariko Kato received a Diploma of Patisserie from the 
Le Cordon Blue and is now working as a pastry chef at a 
cafe in Tokyo. 

Catherine Melusen is living in the Netherlands with 
husband and son and expecting a second child in 


Cheryl Chagnon went to Washington, DC, in June to 
advocate money to be set aside for lymphoma research. 
Cheryl, a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor, met with 
congressmen and senators and their aides and shared her 
personal story. She says, "A great opportunity to get more 
money for cancer research is by lobbying." Also an avid 
runner, she and several other runners, raised $17,000 in the 
Falmouth Road Race to benefit the Cure Lymphoma 

Noriko Saito joined the State Street Bank in Boston. 
Her parents came from Tokyo for the Sesquicentennial 
celebration and were impressed with the beautiful 
surroundings of the College. 


Class Notes 35 


L A S E L L 



Trustee P. Lynn Kiefer Holt '61 lost her nine-month battle with cancer on June 20, 
2001. Lynn was a devoted and active alumna and a member of the Lasell Board of 
Trustees since 1996. A native New Englander, but long-time resident of Piedmont, 
California, Lynn spent her summers on Cape Cod. Although she was quite ill, she was 

determined to attend her 40th Lasell 
Reunion this May, and she made it to 
the joy of many of her classmates. At 
that time the College was able to thank 
Lynn for her generous gifts to Lasell's 
first multi-million-dollar capital cam- 
paign, by naming the P. Lynn Kiefer 
Holt '61 technology classroom in the 
newly renovated Winslow Academic 
Center. Her son Alan was with her to 
share in this special celebration. 

Lynn was a retailing major at Lasell 
and went on to get her Bachelor of Arts 
degree from Cleveland State 
University. In 1993, while an active 
member of her class and a member of 
the Northern California Lasell Club for 
which she sponsored several Lasell 
alumni events, Lynn became a member 
of the Board of Overseers. She most recently served as the Chairman of the 
Development Committee for the Board of Trustees. She was one of the first to write a 
check during the quiet phase of the Capital Campaign "Lasell 150: A Campaign to 

Lynn Kiefer Holt '61 and President de Witt 
share a happy moment at the Sesquicen tennial 

Celebrate Lasell's Sesquicentennial" and she immediately responded to a Trustee 
challenge for a second gift after Lasell received a challenge grant from the prestigious 
Kresge Foundation. Lynn was also on the Board of the Oakland (California) Museum, 
and the Merritt Peralta Hospital. 

Shortly after her death, President de Witt received a call from Lynn's friend and 
the executrix of her estate to let him know that Lynn left a bequest in her will to Lasell 
for $1 million. Lynn was always and will continue to be a bright light for Lasell, but 
even in the late stages of her illness her famous smile let us all know how proud she 
was to be an alumna of Lasell. 


A man of many interests and talents, who joined his wife Adelaide Shaffer Van 
Winkle '36 in her support of Lasell College, Arthur D. Van Winkle died at age 90 at his 
Mystic, CT, home on July 27, 2001 . 

Ehiring his lifetime, Mr. Van Winkle formed several of his own real estate invest- 
ment and development firms. He served as president or director of many real estate 
associations, including the National Association of Realtors, and for 41 years he was a 
director of the Rutherford Trust Company, which would later become part of Fleet 
Bank. Successful at business, he also followed passions ranging from history and the 
church to ballroom dancing, sailing, six-wicket croquet, and community service. 

Mr. Van Winkle supported his wife wholeheartedly in her commitment to Lasell, 
and her many generous gifts to the college. 

Mr. Van Winkle often joined his wife at her Lasell Board of Overseer meetings. He 
was proud to see her receive the Lasell Medallion in 1971 and was equally pleased 
when his granddaughter, Heidi Watkins Helwig '96 became a member of the Board of 
Overseers in 2001. 

He will be greatly missed by his family and by the Lasell community. 



Helen Keenan Harkinson '42 to George Watson, 

on July 23, 2001 
Delores Anderson McCoy '49 to Pounce Musgrave, 

on July 7, 2000 
Donna Purrington Keith '58 to Robert Bossa, 

on October 10, 2000 
Mary Lou Duquette '73 to Richard Maitland, Jr., 

on January 19, 2001 
Laura French '88 to Brian McKenna, on June 2, 2001 
Sara Smaha '89 to Lawrence Constantin 
Sarah McMurray '90 to James Donahue 
Shannon Foley '91 to Michael Kehoe 
Susan Parrish '92 to David Cabri, on April 27, 2001 
Elizabeth Bottinick '93 to Jeffrey Margolin, on August 13, 2000 
Darcy Langevin '93 to Keith Halley 
Toni Lyons '93 to Thomas DeWitt on September 16, 2000 
Noelle Poissant '94 to Brad Ingegneri in October 1996 
Cynthia Willis '94 to Larry Divock on June 24, 2000 
Lisa Best '95 to Marcus Peoples, on June 6, 1998 
Kerry Brody '95 to Thomas Barber, Jr. on August 26, 2000 
Sheri Whitney '95 to Calvin Brinson, on April 21, 2001 
Jennifer MacDonnell '96 
Alicia Breault '96 to Kevin Woodbury 
Michele Menzel '96 to Matthew Kersey, on June 3, 2000 
Heidi Watkins '96 to Steve Helwig in 1999 
Stacy Borucki '97 to Matthew Geaughan 
Amy Provencal '97 to Keith Hines 
Mary Gallagher '99 to Timothy Dooling 

Births and Adoptions 

Natalie Sciacca Gekle '84, a daughter, Callie Frances, 

from Columbia. 
Linda Simensky Mayer '84, a daughter, Jami, 

on November 27, 1999 
Drawde Grant Geishecker '86, a son, Edward, on April 1, 2001 
Christina Lopes-Orszulak '87, a son, Benjamin, 

on March 2, 2001 
Susan Wahlberg Morch '88, a daughter, Emily, on April 6, 2001 
Christie Cornwell Manganis '90, a son, Maxwell, 

on June 9, 2000 
Melissa Barry Wandelear '91, a daughter, Eliza, 

on October 4, 2000 
Jennifer Bannon Aucoin '94, a daughter, Kirsten, 

on February 6, 2000 
Tracy McDonald Delponte '95, a son, Andrew, 

on October 3, 2000 


Helen Louis Griffin '21, in April 2000 

Helen Hinshaw Toohey '23, in August 1999 

Alice Batchelder Powers '25, on December 9, 2000 

Virginia Amos Farrington '26, on June 5, 1999 

Dorothy Bowler Laverty '28, on January 12, 2001 

Caroline Hopkins Marshall '28 , on February 17, 2001 

Frances Boothby Sylvester '29, on March 31, 2001 

Palma Champegny Cadieux '29, on January 6, 2001 

Margaret Ward Swanson '29, on January 1, 2001 

Priscilla Barber Fitch '30, on June 22, 2001 

Kathryn Dow Mathes '30, on May 30, 2001 

Elsie Moore Johnson '30, on June 3, 2001 

Mary Hacker '31, on February 16, 2001 

Mildred Sears Bacon '32 

Gertrude Heath Kehoe '35, on April 11, 2001 

Frances Parker Sprague '35, on October 19, 2000 

Mary Elton Remig '36, on February 22, 2001 

Doris Sperry '36 on January 28, 2001 

Jeanette Tifft Jeffcock '36, in February 2000 

Frances Austin Beaumier '37, on February 24, 2001 

Virginia Congdon '37, on January 29, 2001 

Frances Woodruff Saunders '37 

Elizabeth Harrison Hartley '38, on January 16, 2001 

Joan Lohman Sweet '38 

Horence Rawson Skitt '38, on March 5, 2001 

Joan Yeuell Collins '38, on December 17, 2000 
Eleanor Borella '39 

Helen Forsberg Powers '39, on February 9, 2001 
Elizabeth Crosby '40, on March 30, 2001 
Juliet Anastos Cormano '41 
Jean MacNeish Rand '41, on June 13, 2000 
Kathryn Patton Booth '41, on March 5, 2001 
Margaret Wilson Logan '41 on March 1, 2000 
Doris Young Meyer '41, on November 5, 2000 
Marjorie Langworthy Hegeman '43, on November 26, 2000 
Harriet Lindsey Dinsmore '43, on February 29, 2000 
Priscilla Redfield Potter '43, on February 5, 2001 
Miriam Bartlett Reynells '43, on February 23, 2001 
Jean Van Iderstine Randall '43, on June 28, 2001 
Elizabeth Frost Pendleton '45, on February 7, 2001 
Alice Mobbs Devaney '45, on January 7, 2001 
Ruth Secord Hayes '45, on November 3, 2000 
M. Dale Shelley Lenox '45, on February 6, 2001 
Janet Garland Wilson '46, on February 5, 2001 
Arlene Havir Olson '46, on August 16, 2000 
Dorothy Lowe Whitham '46, on September 11, 2000 
Jean McKenzie Smith '47, on January 20, 2001 
Jean Reynolds Thomson '47, on April 3, 2001 
Norma Jean Noyes Bouchard '48, on March 15, 2001 
June Pretty Ilgenfritz '48, on June 23, 2000 
Jeanne Williams Walz '48, on June 3, 2001 
Jane Abels Eshbaugh '50 on January 20, 2001 
Margaret Grout Anderson '50 on October 15, 2000 
Elizabeth Priestman Alley '52, on June 1, 2000 
Dirci Bemi Bussell '54, on December 7, 2000 
Joanne Larsen Bibber '55, on February 7, 2001 
Claire Quinlan Jackman '55, on January 2, 2001 
Karen Bloom Wenc '56, on June 5, 2001 
Diana Smith Coughlin '56, in 1999 
Joyce Healy Downer '59, on June 29, 2001 
Susan VanDorn Pease '60, on April 27, 2001 
Barbara Freeman Zalkan '62, on November 12, 2000 
Patricia McLane Bickersteth '66, on September 12, 2000 
Margaret Ackerman, on January 7, 2001, former faculty 
Johanne Bamford Beckwith on March 20, 2001, former faculty 
Ruth Wilmot Burling on June 16, 2001, former faculty 
A.J. Carleton Rafuse on June 12, 2001, former staff 
Margaret Tewksbury on April 23, 2001, wife of 
former president Blake Tewksbury 

36 Class Notes